The Piazza Around the Duomo in Florence Goes Pedestrian

Piazza Duomo gets rid of vehicles and their pollutants to make one of the most celebrated squares in the world pedestrian-only. 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...
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