(Loggia del Mercato Nuovo)
Statue del Mercato Nuovo
Statues at the Mercato Nuovo
The loggia was erected at the wish of Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici between 1547 and 1551, in order to create a covered area destined for the trade in silk and precious objects. In the corner pillars are eight niches for statues, of which since 1889-95 only three house a statue.
michele di lando
(Firenze 1343 - Lucca 1401)
the first leader of the Ciompi Revolt in Florence that started in 1378
by Antonio Bortone, 1895
(Firenze 1415 - Firenze 1498)
Italian goldsmith, sculptor and early printer of Florence
by Emilio Mancini, 1889
(Firenze c. 1276 - Firenze 1348)
Italian banker, official, diplomat and chronicler from Florence who wrote the Nuova Cronica (New Chronicles) on the history of Florence
by Gaetano Trentanove, 1890
- Antonio Bortone (Ruffano 1844 - Lecce 1928),
- Emilio Mancini,
- Gaetano Trentanove (Firenze/Florence 1858 - 1937),
Sources & Information
Location (N 43°46'12" - E 11°15'15")
Item Code: itto035; Photograph: 8 May 2017
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