Online Gazetteer of Sixteenth Century Florence

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Square 55

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Streets, Parishes, Notes:

"Quarter: S. Maria Novella, Parish: S. Lucia sul Prato, Ognisanti, Streets: Borgo Ognissanti {p}, V Gora {p}. Square 55 had a moderate number of households, few shops, some patricians, some households with servants, some households w/o surnames, and many households headed by widows. Weavers were likely here. One can see south of this square on the large map the western river barrier (Pescaia) of the Arno. This helped to keep potentially hostile boats from reaching the central city and also helped to clean the water."

Photo courtesy Musei Comunali Firenze.
map of square 55