This 16th-century palazzo was one of the first examples of "Roman style" architecture which was brought to Florence ... More
Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni
This 16th-century palazzo was one of the first examples of "Roman style" architecture which was brought to Florence by Baccio d'Agnolo. While the prevalent Florentine style of the time involved façades with rustication and plasterwork, between 1520 and 1523 Baccio d'Agnolo brought in an architectonic style using triangular tympana and columns typical of Roman classicism. This was not warmly received in Florence and in response to this the architect put an inscription in Latin on the façade. His family motto, used by the poet d'Annunzio, can instead be found above the entrance to via Porta Rossa: "per non dormire" (lest we sleep). The pictoral contrasts required by the stone facade have been revealed by recent restoration.
This piazza was formed in the Mattonaia quarter of the city, inside the city walls, at the end of the
19th century as a result of the development plan devised by the architect Giuseppe Poggi in the 1870s. Once ...
Halfway through the 15th Century Luca Pitti entrusted Brunelleschi with a large building project in the Boboli hills. Work began
in 1457 but was only completed after the middle of the 16th Century by the Medici who brought it ...
This monumental cemetery was created in the second half of the 19th century, according to the taste of the time
for revival architecture that employed neo Gothic and neo Renaissance overtones. These styles have been used on the tombs ...
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