Online Gazetteer of Sixteenth Century Florence

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Square 26

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  • 1 - S. Giovannino Mon.
  • 2 - S. Lorenzo Par. Mon.
  • 3 - Pal. Medici-Riccardi
  • 4 - Pal. Capponi-Covoni (Site)

Streets, Parishes, Notes:

"Quarter: S. Giovanni, Parish: S. Lorenzo, Streets: Borgo S. Lorenzo, Piazza S. Lorenzo, V dei Gori, V dei Ginori {p}, V Larga (V Cavour {p}), V Martelli. Square 26 had a moderate number of households, many shops, some patricians, many households with servants, some households w/o surnames and some households headed by widows. In Pza S. Lorenzo there is now a seated statue of Cosimo I's father Giovanni delle Bande Nere (in the corner toward V Gori) made by B. Bandinelli for Cosimo ca. 1540-60. Intended for the interior of the church it was eventually placed in the piazza--a base was built in the 1620s and the statue was moved from storage in 1859."

Photo courtesy Musei Comunali Firenze.
map of square 26