Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Fortress, at Last!

Our Fortezza Nuova (New Fortress) has been closed since early 2009 and its reopening was announced at least six times in the past years. The local daily “Il Tirreno” has also published an interesting infographic with all the past missed dates.
Fortezza Nuova, New Fortress, Livorno
At last, the park will reopen today with a ceremony and a feast of sorts. The first time I wrote about this closure I said that the fortress would have reopened in time for the local elections in June 2009.
I was wrong about the year, but not about the elections: the next ones are in May.

See also: Fortezza Nuova - Welcome to the Fortress - The Grass of the Fortress - Along the Walls - The Hill on the Fortress
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9 comments:

Jack said...

Let's let bygones be bygones. It is open NOW!

Randy said...

Love that plam tree.

Dina said...

Well congratulations! So good that there are elections from time to time.
Will you be at the ceremony today?
Thanks for the two helpful links.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful! Hope you guys have a nice day.

Halcyon said...

At least it is reopening, even if a bit later than planned.

José Mendonça said...

Yes, the next elections will be in May here too and it was (finally!) announced the opening of the huge new coach museum which costed a fortune and, without maintenance, will start to deteriorate soon...

cieldequimper said...

Elections usually help to get some things done, not always as they should be...

I presume we shall now go inside?

Birdman said...

I love this look. Looks to be a fine place to shoot photos too.

Gunn said...

Looks nice! Was it in the "HAPPY" film from Livorno?
(The woman and the dog......)