Monday, April 21, 2014

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Florence
Loggia dei Servi di Maria (Loggia of the Servant of Mary)
Basilica della Santissima Annunziata (Basilica of the Most Holy Annunciation)
Equestrian statue of Ferdinando I de' Medici by Giambologna
Ospedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents)
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata
Florence, October 2013

“This piazza takes its name from the Basilica Santissima Annunziata, Florence, which terminates the axis at one end of a long street, the present Via dei Servi. The street is closed at the other end by Brunelleschi's great dome. The loggias on three sides of the square make it probably the best example of a Renaissance piazza. Broadly speaking the piazza as it now appears represents the general ideas of town planning of Brunelleschi and his contemporaries. Indeed it was Brunelleschi himself who designed the major building in the square, the Ospedale degli Innocenti or the Hospital of the Innocents.”
(Cliff Moughtin, Urban Design: Street and Square)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

I cannot quite believe that this time next week...