The Teatro dell’Opera Garden-Square

Antonella Valentini

Along the ring road, right in front of where the fortifications of the city once were, a new urban space was opened to the public in 2014, completing the conversion of this decommissioned railway area: Stazione Leopolda, next to it, now an exhibit area; and Teatro dell’Opera, behind it, a theatre inaugurated in 2011 whose scenic tower has become a city landmark.

It is officially a square named after Vittorio Gui, the orchestra director and composer who invented Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (a program of classical music events) but it is actually a hybrid space due to its position connecting the historical city to its nineteenth-century extension and the Cascine Park.

Music is the recurring theme of the project, from the rhythmic articulation of the space through the use of rows of trees and the alignment of the pathways cutting across the parterre lawn, to the modularity of the positioning of objects such as benches and streetlamps.

Timetable and address

Piazza Vittorio Gui, Florence

Events in the garden

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