Location Firenze
FI - Firenze - Toscana
Latitude - Longitude + 43°46'55"     + 11°15'09"
43.781944     11.2525
UTM Coordinates X = 681254.334  -  Y = 4850120.167  -  Zone 32T
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Altitude AMSL 48 m - 157 ft
Inauguration 1937
Closing 1937
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English (...) Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Autumn Grand Prix Florence, 1948

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Circuito della Fortezza da Basso
Description Viale Spartaco Lavagnini and Piazza delle Libertà are modern names; in 1937 they were named Viale Principessa Margherita and Piazza Costanzo Ciano. The latter until 1930 it was named Piazza Cavour
Years 1937
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1937
Closing 1937
Last update of this page May 15th 2007
Info last update  
Distinctive points Viale Principessa Margherita (Viale Spartaco Lavagnini) - Via Guido Spadolini - Viale Filippo Strozzi - Viale Principessa Margherita (Viale Spartaco Lavagnini) - Piazza Costanzo Ciano (Piazza della Libertà)
length 3307  m 10850  ft 2.055  mi    

Firenze, Fortezza da Basso

Firenze, Fortezza da Basso

Due to technical problems, temporarily it’s no longer possible to see the circuits on Google Maps embedded in the current page.
This feature will be restored as soon as I figure out how to do (any help would be appreciated!)

See this track layout with Google Earth
( can be used in your browser, without installing anything; Google Earth is a program that must be installed in your computer)
(Map shown here above can show at the same time all eventual layouts drawn. If you want to see only some of them, please go to Google Maps or Google Earth, by clicking on its own link)


For knowing the (nearly) exact position where each photo was taken, you can download aKMZ file to be opened with Google Earth

Photos by Lorenzo Tommasi - May 16th 2007
Click on thumbnail to open original large photo

Via SpadoliniViale Strozzi: corner between Via Spadolini (modern name) and Viale Strozzi; probably central reservation was built few years ago, when the area around Basso Fortress was redevelopViale Strozzi: the street goes in the subway built for a better pedestrian access from Florence Santa Maria Novella railways station to Basso Fortress. Up to few years ago, subway didn’t exist yet. Now section over the subway is a square named after Beslan ChildrenViale Strozzi, subway exit seen from Piazza Bambini e Bambine di Beslan (Beslan Children Square), in the same direction of the old circuit

Viale Strozzi: the street goes left, as you can understand from carsViale Lavagnini: here you can see four lanes of the old straight to and from Piazza della Libertà (in background)Viale Strozzi: street goes left after having joined with viale LavagniniViale Strozzi: street goes left after having joined with viale Lavagnini

Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
May 16th 2007     Lorenzo Tommasi     Update Photos (on this site)
May 15th 2007     Guido de Carli Lorenzo Tommasi   Update Description with map
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
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