The Verrazzano Bridge in New York: A Tribute to Italy

Nov 29, 2023 1032

Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485-1528), one of the greatest explorers of his time, was the first to set foot on the Atlantic coast of North America. The Verrazzano Bridge in New York, inaugurated in 1964, is an imposing tribute to him. Let’s explore the feats of our hero from Greve in Chianti (Florence) that have made his name unforgettable beyond the Atlantic.

The Exploits of Giovanni da Verrazzano

Little is known about the history and childhood of Giovanni da Verrazzano, but let’s focus on his pioneering exploration exploits that honored Italy in distant lands.

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