Le Cure

Le Cure

In ancient times, along the Mugnone torrent, the curandaie were dedicated to the 'cure' of linen and hemp cloth, which consisted of washing and bleaching them.
In the district, located outside the city walls, precisely because of the presence of the stream, which provided the indispensable amount of water, various activities sprang up for the processing of ropes and fabrics. The prevalent activity practised gave its name to the district, called Le Cure.
Later, the area became home to various craftsmen's workshops that had an important economic value for the city, such as the Fonderia delle Cure, the Mulino Biondi, the first Galileo, the Società Anonima Les Tramways Florentins, the Romer dye works and the Salani printing works.
The Cure became a residential district following the expansion of the city with the redevelopment of Firenze Capitale, designed and executed by Giuseppe Poggi starting in 1864.


In 1896, the construction of the Campo di Marte railway and the railway line ideally separated the city from the district.
It is worth mentioning the public transport system that Florence devised and expanded from 1873. The horse-drawn carriage service, run by the Impresa Generale degli Omnibus, was replaced over the years by the tramway lines, managed by the Società Anonima Les Tramways Florentins. In the early 1880s, the Florentine tramways expanded to the neighbouring territories of Sesto Fiorentino, Castello, Prato, Rovezzano, Bagno a Ripoli, Settignano, Fiesole and Chianti. In 1895, the steam tramway covered a route of 92.782 km, while the animal-powered tramway covered 27.895 km.

Today, the railway subway system in Piazza delle Cure has become a 'palette' for the many street artists who decorate the walls with their creations.

A not secondary aspect characterises and connotes the Le Cure district, the close relationship with the surrounding nature. Le Cure rises on the slopes of the hills that surround Fiesole, places of infinite peace and beauty that inspired artists such as Telemaco Signorini, Silvestro Lega and Odoardo Borrani.
Nature and the architectural works that stand here - villas, gardens, monasteries, convents, abbeys and churches - coexist harmoniously, instilling in visitors a sense of measure and balance.

 

This itinerary is part of the European project Crafts Code.

Walking route
Car route
Antica occhialeria

Via San Gallo 130 r 50129 Firenze

Antica occhialeria

Via San Gallo 130 r 50129 Firenze

Antica occhialeria

Via San Gallo 130 r 50129 Firenze

Antica occhialeria

Via San Gallo 130 r 50129 Firenze

Antica occhialeria

Via San Gallo 130 r 50129 Firenze

Antica occhialeria

Via San Gallo 130 r 50129 Firenze

Street market Le Cure

piazza delle Cure

Street market Le Cure

piazza delle Cure

Street market Le Cure

piazza delle Cure

Tommaso Pedani

Via Agnolo Firenzuola 12 A

Tommaso Pedani

Via Agnolo Firenzuola 12 A

Tommaso Pedani

Via Agnolo Firenzuola 12 A

Aure di Lucia Liddo

via Brunetto Latini 114

Aure di Lucia Liddo

via Brunetto Latini 114

Aure di Lucia Liddo

via Brunetto Latini 114

Inscription

via della Piazzola / via delle Forbici

Inscription

via della Piazzola / via delle Forbici

Inscription

via della Piazzola / via delle Forbici

Made in Sipario

via degli Artisti 41

Made in Sipario

via degli Artisti 41

Made in Sipario

via degli Artisti 41

Ombretta Maffei

via G. Marconi 16R

Ombretta Maffei

via G. Marconi 16R

Ombretta Maffei

via G. Marconi 16R

Divina essentia

via Guglielmo Marconi 96R

Divina essentia

via Guglielmo Marconi 96R

Divina essentia

via Guglielmo Marconi 96R

Peroni Firenze

via G. Marconi 82R

Peroni Firenze

via G. Marconi 82R

Peroni Firenze

via G. Marconi 82R

Park of Villa Il Ventaglio

Via Giovanni Aldini, 12

Park of Villa Il Ventaglio

Via Giovanni Aldini, 12

Park of Villa Il Ventaglio

Via Giovanni Aldini, 12

Park of Villa Il Ventaglio

Via Giovanni Aldini, 12

Park of Villa Il Ventaglio

Via Giovanni Aldini, 12

Mode Liana

via Fratelli Bandiera 8R

Mode Liana

via Fratelli Bandiera 8R

Mode Liana

via Fratelli Bandiera 8R

Bacati Stefano

via del Frullino 4/2

Bacati Stefano

via del Frullino 4/2

Bacati Stefano

via del Frullino 4/2

Badia Fiesolana

SP53, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia

Badia Fiesolana

SP53, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia

Badia Fiesolana

SP53, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia

Church and convent of San Domenico

Piazza S. Domenico, 4 Fiesole FI

Church and convent of San Domenico

Piazza S. Domenico, 4 Fiesole FI

Church and convent of San Domenico

Piazza S. Domenico, 4 Fiesole FI

Villa Medici in Fiesole

Via Frà Giovanni da Fiesole Detto l'Angelico, 2, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia

Villa Medici in Fiesole

Via Frà Giovanni da Fiesole Detto l'Angelico, 2, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia

Villa Medici in Fiesole

Via Frà Giovanni da Fiesole Detto l'Angelico, 2, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia

Villa Medici in Fiesole

Via Frà Giovanni da Fiesole Detto l'Angelico, 2, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia

Villa Medici in Fiesole

Via Frà Giovanni da Fiesole Detto l'Angelico, 2, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia

Michelucci Foundation

Via Angelico, 15 Fiesole

Michelucci Foundation

Via Angelico, 15 Fiesole

Michelucci Foundation

Via Angelico, 15 Fiesole