Online Gazetteer of Sixteenth Century Florence

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Square 41

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  • 1 - Sepolture dei Giudei
  • Little known Jewish cemetary? B201 V. Tripoli.

  • 2 - S. Maria Annunziata di Montedomini Con.
  • 1531 Franciscan nuns from convent outside of Porta S.Gallo destroyed in siege of 1530, in new house; damage by the flood of 1557 led to rebuilding of the church ca. 1573, new novitiate 1631. [76 R 1551, 79 1632] B90 M/R 65 Paatz IV:325 V. Malcontenti 6.

  • 3 - S. Maria di Monticelli Con.
  • 1534 Franciscan nuns from their house destroyed outside of Porta S. Frediano in 1530. They took over the former Spedale di Ammorbati; church built 1543/46. [76 R 1551, 79 1632] B87 M/R 64 Paatz IV:334 V. Malcontenti 12.

  • 4 - Sped. di S. Noferi
  • ca. 1290 founded by Tintori. Second dormatory added in the early 15th cent. This was one of the first buildings used as a Lazzaretto for plague victims in 1630. B112 Paatz IV:458 Pass. 98 V. Malcontenti 3.

Streets, Parishes, Notes:

"Quarter: S. Croce, Parish: S. Simone, Streets: V del Crocifisso (V dei Malcontenti {p}), V delle Case Nuove {p}. Square 41 had few households, no shops, some patricians, few households with servants, few households w/o surnames and few households headed by widows. Dyers were likely here."

Photo courtesy Musei Comunali Firenze.
map of square 41