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Pescaia di San Niccolò - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 43° 45.903 E 011° 15.962
32T E 682394 N 4848273
Quick Description: The Pescaia di San Niccolò is located on the Arno in Florence, between the bridge of St. Nicholas and the Alle Grazie bridge.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 10/10/2013 5:41:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ8G8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
Views: 3

Long Description:
"The Pescaia di San Niccolò was constructed with various functions. First ensured the inaccessibility of the river upstream from enemy ships (while downstream the Pescaia di Santa Rosa was used for this purpose), continuing ideally the walls between the tower of the Old Mint and the tower of St. Nicholas. It contained also a hidden passage that although today flooded and impassable, connected in a "secret" the two sides. In addition, the weir regulated the water level, ensuring many mills in the area, the pullers, the factories of the tanners and dyers and machinery of the Mint a water supply sufficient and constant in time.
Even today accomplishes tasks such as control of water and their oxygenation to the river fauna."
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