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Location address: Italia, Firenze, Firenze
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It is assumed that the linear perspective in painting and drawing has its origin in the 13th century Florence. The architect Filippo Brunelleschi is generally credited with having perfected it in about 1415. Author Toby Lester makes in his book “The Fourth Part of the World” a possible connection between the projection systems used in maps and the linear perspective. It was also in 1415 that the book Geography of Ptolemy began to circulate in Florence in its new form.
In his Divine Comedy, Dante describes Hell and Paradise. From that work, Albert Ritter sketched the Comedy’s geography. He comes to the conclusion that Hell’s entrance is near Florence.
Florence (/ˈflɒrəns/; Italian: Firenze [fiˈrɛntse] ( ), alternative obsolete form: Fiorenza; Latin: Florentia Latin pronunciation: [flɒˈrɛntsɪə]) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with approximately 370,000 inhabitants, expanding to over 1.5 million in the metropolitan area.
Florence is a great place to walk around. Take also a tour outside the city walls! There is a lot to discover!