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Florence

facts in brief


Part of Munster's Cosmographia 192-193 map
Il Duomo
Part of Munster's Cosmographia, 192-193









Facts in brief:

Was Roman military center at head of navigation on Arno river & on Cassian Way; escaped capture by Goths 5th cen.; was thriving center by 12th cen.; torn by medieval Guelph/Ghibelline civil strife; was an early republic; ruled by Medici family from 1434.

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