The "Limonaia di Villa Strozzi" is a space in Florence for shows and exhibitions, created in the buildings adjacent to the ancient winter garden located in via Pisana 77 on the edge of the historic center in Oltrarno. In 1973 the municipality of Florence decided to transform the Villa Strozzi complex (the villa, the stables and the lemon house restored in the second half of the nineteenth century by Giuseppe Poggi) into a multipurpose space for contemporary art. To give the intervention an international character, seven architects different in terms of experience and culture were asked: the Italians Giovanni Michelucci, Ignazio Gardella and Carlo Scarpa, the Finnish Alvar Aalto, the Austrian Hans Hollein, the American Richard Meier and the English Alan Irvine. THE AMPHITHEATER: This modern outdoor theater space is closely linked to the recovery of the lemon house. Next to the recovery of the internal space, Michelucci had also planned to design the new roof of the lemon house as a large gallery of an open-air theater with the scene facing the holm oak grove overlooking the lemon house to the north. Inaugurated in 1998, the theater has become an important point of reference with its summer seasons characterized by prose, dance and contamination of genres of great interest.