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In a collection of plants and sketches, Odoardo Warren, superintendent of the fortified squares of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, he claimed there was an underground gallery that connected Palazzo Pitti with Forte Belvedere, in particular he wrote: '...it is communicated to the Forte Belvedere from the Palazzo de 'Pitti by means of an underground gallery. The princes of the Medici family were educated in this building and now serves as a neighborhood for the officers of the garrison ...'; it is in tradition that this passage really exists and that it is accessed by a stone staircase built at the end of the nineteenth century and located in Forte Belvedere, not far from the Treasury where he worked Bernardo Buontalentthe; some argue instead that below the garden there is only a drainage channel; some geologists have in turn ascertained that there is not a simple tunnel, but a brick artifact. In any case, it would be useful to deepen ”- concludes Nencini in the question.
"Authorize an inspection that can definitively ascertain the presence of an underpass that would connect Palazzo Pitti with Forte Belvedere in Florence, considering that it has not been possible, to date, to carry out in-depth investigations aimed at ascertaining the presence of the underpass, when it would be of great cultural relevance to verify the existence of the underground tunnel ".
This is the request made by President of the Education and Culture Commission of the Senate, Riccardo Nencini, through a parliamentary question addressed to the Minister for Cultural Heritage, Dario Franceschini. The question also reads: “the fortress of Santa Maria in San Giorgio del Belvedere built between 1590 and 1595, better known as the“ Forte Belvedere ”, is a Florentine architectural work on the highest point of the Boboli hill; Palazzo Pitti is an imposing Renaissance palace dating back to 1458, located in the Oltrarno area, a short distance from Ponte Vecchio; the distance between the Fort and the Palace is about one kilometer if traveled on foot.
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