Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Loggia del Pesce

Loggia del Pesce, Fish Market, Piazza dei Ciompi, Florence
Loggia del Pesce (Fish Market)
Piazza dei Ciompi
Florence, April 2014

“The Loggia del Pesce is a historical building in Florence, Italy. It is formed by nine wide arcades, supported by piers or columns. On each side are eight medallions depicting fishing activities and the sea. At the corners are four coats of arms. It was commissioned by Duke Cosimo I de' Medici to Giorgio Vasari, to house the fish market which had been previously held near the Ponte Vecchio. Their place there was taken by the Vasari Corridor. During the urban renovation of Florence following the unification of Italy (1885–1895), the loggia was dismantled and most of its decoration went to the museum of San Marco. It was rebuilt in the Piazza Ciompi only in 1956, re-using most of the original materials.” (Loggia del Pesce, Wikipedia)

1 comment:

Changes in the wind said...

A beautiful historic structure.