In 1865 when Florence became the capital of Italy, an expansion plan was developed by Poggi who was a Florentine architect and engineer, and was commissioned by the Florence city council to expand the city. Poggi developed a plan that is know as the ” Risanamento di Firenze” that added boulevards, and who teared down the walls north of the Arno in order to increase the size of the city. The expansion plan was started in May 1865 and was completed in 1870, at a cost of 150 million euros today. The exhibition offers many themes like the move of the royal court, the institutions, and Poggi’s urban design all surrounding the time that Florence was the capital of Italy.
One capital and its architect exhibition is on display for free until June 6, 2015.