The Mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi announced this unexpected news in September and the city has been in ferment ever since. By October 25, Piazza Duomo will be freed of the thousands of vehicles that have passed by and through the square for years. Vehicles will be totally off limits and the new pedestrian area will be extended beyond the Duomo and the Baptistry, to the adjoining via Martelli, via Ricasoli and via dei Servi, to via dei Pucci. The pedestrian zone will be inaugurated with an outdoor concert by the Maggio Musicale on October 25. The city of Florence will certainly gain from this ground-breaking solution.
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