Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Via Ricasoli Forever

Someone wants to change the name of “Via Ricasoli”, for many reasons one of my favorite streets in town.
Via Ricasoli plaque, Livorno
“Piazza Magenta” became “Piazza della Vittoria” (Victory Square) in 1924, “Piazza Roma” was renamed “Piazza Matteotti” in 1945: after decades, only out-of-towners call them with the “new” names. “Via Ricasoli” will be “Via Ricasoli” forever. Florence, Lucca, Siena, and Arezzo have one, only Pisa does not, and this should be decisive.

12 comments:

William Kendall said...

Street name changes are occasionally tossed back and forth here. Sometimes they're warranted. This one would be best left alone.

Kate said...

There is a difference between resisting change and respecting tradition. I go with tradition all the way!

Randy said...

I don't understand why they would do that.

Jack said...

OK, VP, I am on your side.

Tanya Breese said...

you can always tell the new transplants by what they call a place! the old timers will always call it the original name.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

There's been a fuss in a town in England where a couple of young men decided give street names frames. (They are lovely. Simple and elegant.) The council started taking them down because it was an interference with road signs but many residents like them.
http://www.itv.com/news/london/2015-04-17/the-phantom-framer-of-teddington/

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I never understand the changing of long time street names VP, it makes things so confusing for everyone I'm sure.

Dina said...

Well then, long live Via Ricasoli.

EG CameraGirl said...

I don't understand why anyone would want to change the name! It's too confusing!

cieldequimper said...

I have mixed views on changing street names...

RedPat said...

I don't understand why they would do this!

Karl Demetz said...

There must be a good reason to change the name of a street, I would not trade it.