Piazza Santa Trinita - Florence


Located at the end of the beautiful Via de Tornabuoni, you can observe from this irregular and quite small square several interesting edifices such as the Santa Trinita gothic church, the Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, built between 1520 and 1523, with its original façade, negatively criticized at the time. You can also see the Palazzo Buondelmonti, originally the property of the Cambi family, is a sober construction from late-Quattrocento. It is composed of three storeys with a loggia at the highest one. The bossage, typical element of Florentine palaces, is only present on the building's corners. The façade was achieved in 1525. There is also the Palazzo Spini Feroni, a narrow building started in 1289 that looks like a stronghold with its characteristic windows and the crenels on top of the attic. In the middle of the square is the Colonna della Giustizia, monolithic column made of granite from Caracalla thermae. It was given to Cosimo I de Medici by the pope Pius IV (original name Giovanni Angelo de' Medici) and placed on the place to commemorate the victory of the duke in Montemurlo. The porphyry statue on top of it made by Francesco del Tadda was placed in 1581.

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Address : Piazza Santa Trinita Florence Italy

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