Historic B&W photos of Florence, Italy in the 19th Century

Historic B&W photos of Florence, Italy in the 19th Century


Florence replaced Turin as Italy’s capital in 1865 and, in an effort to modernise the city, the old market in the Piazza del Mercato Vecchio and many medieval houses were pulled down and replaced by a more formal street plan with newer houses. The Piazza (first renamed Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele II, then Piazza della Repubblica, the present name) was significantly widened and a large triumphal arch was constructed at the west end. This development was unpopular and was prevented from continuing by the efforts of several British and American people living in the city.

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Historic B&W photos of Florence, Italy in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Florence, Italy in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Florence, Italy in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Florence, Italy in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Florence, Italy in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Florence, Italy in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Florence, Italy in 19th Century

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Historic B&W photos of Florence, Italy in 19th Century


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