'Loggia dell Porcellino', Mercato Nuovo (the Straw Market), Florence

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RIBApix ref no RIBA25458
Architect/DesignerDel Tasso, Giovanni Battista (1500 -1555)
Tacca, Pietro (1557-1640)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Subject Date1963
Image Date1963
ViewTopographical
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ITA/250 (ES9509)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES; This semi-enclosed market is located in a spacious loggia dating back to the 16th century. Market traders set up stalls daily under the arches selling belts, scarves, leather goods, embroidered linens, souvenirs, and Florentine straw hats This market is known locally as ' Il Porcellino' (Little Pig) after the wild boar fountain, created in 1612 by Pietro Tacca, located the south side.

Subject tags

markets, bronze, fountains