Traces of the Geometrical Ordering of Roman Florence - Abstract

Carol Martin Watts and Donald J. Watts
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (1998)
Pages 281–281


The plan of Roman Florence possesses a discrete geometrical relationship to the larger Roman centuriation of the Arno river valley. Thjs relationship establishes the key geometrical ordering of the Roman city of Florence which has served as the subtle underpinning of the later development of the city. While fragments of this Roman past are scarce, the area underneath the Cathedral of Florence contains the most extensive archaeological site showing the various layers of the city.