Our Palazzo Niccolini: Its History
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Palazzo Niccolini, the AEF Headquarters, is a historic building located on via Cavour n. 37, one of the most important streets of the city of Florence. Originally, it was called via Larga degli Spadai due to the presence of numerous workshops of armorers who forged swords, but soon the name is simplified in Via Larga in everyday use.
During that time, what made the road magnificent was its breadth compared to others, as evidenced by the 18th century engraving by Giuseppe Zocchi. The current name is dedicated to Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, a central figure in Italian history, who fundamentally contributed to the unification of the Italian State. He died a few months after the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy, which took place on March 17, 1861, and in the wake of patriotic emotions and enthusiasm, on June 27 of the same year, Marquis Ferdinando Bartolommei, standard-bearer of Florence, proposed to name the street after him, which up until then had been called Via Larga.
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Figures Of Speech And Words To Know To Express Yourself As A True Florentine
Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance, the city of art, the homeland of Dante, the language of a true Italian, but did you know that the Florentine dialect has terms and figures of speech that are very different from Italian? Since our Accademia is based in this beautiful city, we decided to reveal these Florentine ways of speaking to you that will put you in direct contact and allow you to integrate even more with the culture and with all the people who live here.
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