It's a beautiful day and you are in the mood for a walk. Cascine is the biggest public park of Florence, a perfect place to run by the Arno River or simply relax. The park was first built in 1563 by Alessandro (Duke of Penne and Duke of Florence) and Cosimo I de' Medici (Duke of Florence and Grand Duke of Tuscany). Its beauty was also an inspiration for the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Today you can find different meadows, a monumental complex in the central part of the park, a Palazzina Reale, Piazzale Kennedy with its circular fountain, the Vittorio Emanuele II bronze statue, a number of civil and sport infrastructures, such as tennis and football fields, a velodrome, shooting and archery fields, two hippodromes, a public swimming pool, the School of Air War, a visiting centre, police offices, the Faculty of Agronomy and a public school. Official Website.