Look different

Google offers a new perspective on Florence

Editorial Staff
June 3, 2010

The world's largest Internet search engine and Internet services firm, Google, recently launched its latest 3D cities. Alongside Milan and Venice, Florence can now be visited virtually with three-dimension software.


But will this new view of Florence bring with it a new ideas and perspectives?


Google 3D mapped over 17,000 buildings in the city that can now be seen three-dimensionally by clicking www.earth.google.it; to see Florence in 3D users type the city's name in the search bar and click on the ‘3D buildings' icon. Users can zoom in and out of images, move around buildings, look at them from different angles and travel virtually throughout the city (even fly over and above its rooftops) at the simple click of a mouse.


To explore Florence from this new view, you need to download the latest version of Google Earth 5.0 at: http://earth.google.com/intl/it/download-earth.html.


According to the company, ‘Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.'

Support The Florentine

The Florentine: keeping you connected.

Established in 2005, The Florentine remains true to its mission as a community magazine. Whether you live in the States, the UK or here in Italy, our aim is to keep you connected to Florence through news, events, arts + culture, food + wine and much more.

Please make a contribution, small or large, so that we can continue our coverage from Florence.

Personal Info

Donation Total: €20,00

more articles