Belvedere Fort

The wall of Belvedere Fort (Forte di Belvedere) can be seen like a huge scar across the hillside in the Oltrarno district of Florence.The fort itself is known as Forte di Belvedere or Fortezza di Santa Maria in San Giorgio del Belvedere and was built by Grand Duke Ferdinando I de' Medici between 1590–1595. The architect was Bernardo Buontalenti