Le "Servitù attive e passive del Viale dei Colli" (Firenze 1876): un incunabolo della tutela paesaggistica italiana
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The “Servient Easements of Viale dei Colli” (Florence 1876): an
of Italian landscape
With the design of viale dei Colli in Florence, Giuseppe Poggi not only created a great masterpiece of landscape gardening, a very modern work capable of perfectly communicating and highlighting the historical, artistic and environmental beauties scattered on the hills above Florence on the left bank of the River Arno. He also prepared and get approved by the Municipality of Florence in 1876 the “Servient Easements of Viale dei Colli”, an act of prescriptions for the conservation over time of this charming park which increased the beauty of Florence. That volume of building and urban planning regulations constitutes a provision for the protection of the landscape that anticipates some decades the legislative measures for the protection of landscape beauties that the Italian State will only enact in the first decades of the 20th century and therefore with the additional regulations following the laws of 1939/1942.