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Fortezza Nuova

The fortification is the ancient “Bastion of S. Francesco ". The construction of the Fortezza Nuova (New Fortress) dates back to the end of the 1500's, when the architect Buontalenti thought a plan for the new city of Livorno. Around 1576 he predisposed a design for closed town, surrounded by walls and a ditch of pentagonal shape; however, the plan still did not indicate the presence of a fortress. In 1577 the works for the construction of the city and its defensive system started, but it was only in 1589 that the realization of the New Fortress was decided. During the second World War the New Fortress was seriously hit by the bombs, that destroyed a great part of the constructions. Today it is a big public park, with an evocative view on the square of the Republic; it is in the middle of a great water basin and it has been connected to the city through a small bridge and some mobile wharves recently built.

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