1865 is the year of the transfer of the capital from Turin to Florence; in May of that year, the Florentine Municipality signed an agreement with the brothers Monari Bologna for granting the urban omnibus service. So from June 1, from eight in the morning until ten in the evening starts the comings and goings of carriages from Piazza Signoria to the various ports (St. Gallen, Cross, Lawn, Romana, San Nicholas), the price of travel 10 cents.
In 1879 it forms the Company of Tramways Fiorentini starting a Toy Collection tram service: first comes Florence – Peretola.
The use of horse-drawn carriages that run on rails by horses is soon joined, especially in suburban routes, from the steam engine that makes its appearance in 1880 on the lines to Poggio a Caiano, San Domenico, Signa, San Casciano and Greve.
The last decade of the century saw the advent of electric traction, the first tram linked Florence to San Domenico and Fiesole, was September 19, 1890.
Storage of Cures seat of power station coal which developed the energy needed to power the tram network (the fireplace measuring 55 m)
reference text for images and news: Ceparatti, Malaspina 1865-1985 one hundred and twenty years of public transport in Florence, Calosci, Cortona 1987
Public transport in Florence at the end of the eight hundred
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