Pines, oaks, cypress and fir trees: Monte Morello holds a vast variety of vegetation and is home to boars, foxes, and wolves. What is today considered the green heart of the city was once a sort of barren headland in past centuries. The mountain was almost entirely clear cut for over six hundred years, especially at the time of Grand Duke Cosimo I, who used part the wood from area trees to build the canopies of the Uffizi Palace. After many reforestation attempts that began at the end of the 1700s, the current look originates from an intensive process begun in 1900 and finished in 1970.
Today, Monte Morello offers a green refuge from the bustle of the city, a place for long walks, a summit to reach where you can look out into the infinite from a privileged point of view.