Palazzo Pitti built over rock quarries

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At Palazzo Pitti, the builders had it much easier, since their source [of stone] (the Boboli hill) was right behind the palace. In fact, Palazzo Pitti sits on the hollowed out part of one of these quarries.

 

http://www.theflorentine.net/art-culture/2006/09/quarries-near-florence/

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