“A decision taken by a very large majority - explains the mayor Francesco Casini - which opens up new opportunities for our entire territory. The City Council, with today's vote, has written a new page of history for Bagno a Ripoli. I want to sincerely thank all the councilors, the representatives of the Commissions and our municipal offices who, despite the health emergency and in a very difficult moment, have worked with seriousness, perseverance and great commitment to achieve this result in a very short time that brings us closer to European countries more virtuous. Thanks to ACF Fiorentina for choosing Bagno a Ripoli as their home, and to all those whose contribution has been fundamental, starting from the Tuscany Region, the Superintendency and the Metropolitan City ”.

The final approval of the urban variant takes place just under 11 months after the start of the urban path for the construction of the new Viola Park, which opened on November 28, 2019 with the presentation of the preliminary project.

The green light for the variant will be followed by the publication of the new Implementation Plan on Burt and - after 30 days as required by law - the Implementation Plan and the urban variant will be fully effective. At that point the Municipality will be able to proceed with the drafting of the planning agreement with the ACF Fiorentina. The goal is to issue the building permit - at the request of the purple company - by the end of the year.

“The Viola Park - he adds Casini - with its sustainable and high quality architectural project, it is an emblem of the urban planning vision envisaged for this portion of the territory. A vision that protects and enhances our prestigious landscape, favors greenery and gentle mobility and guarantees citizens services with a metropolitan feel. In this context, the new tramway, new cycle paths and pedestrian paths will be born. In this context, the green constraint for the whole area around the town of the capital and the construction of a new urban park that will mend the city fabric with the hamlet of Sorgane are inserted. And we are working for the provision and creation of a river park for a rediscovered use and livability of the river ". (VB)

Cover photo taken from the official Fiorentina website. The video is the summary of the press conference to present the project held on 7 October in the Council Room in Bagno a Ripoli.