Spread over 118 hectares, this popular park is a favorite with joggers, horse riders and families with young children, ... More
Parco delle Cascine
Spread over 118 hectares, this popular park is a favorite with joggers, horse riders and families with young children, especially on Tuesday mornings, when it is a market . Towards Piazza Vittorio Veneto on the park's east side is an open-air swimming pool (used during the summer months), while to the west is the park's amphitheatre, a popular summertime venue for dance performances and concerts. At the end of the 18th, century important buildings such as the Palazzina Reale, currently home to the Facoltà di Agraria dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze (School of Agriculture of the University of Florence) were added before the park finally became public at the start of the 19th century. Horse racing takes place not far from here at the Ippodromo delle Muline.