The Loggia is also known as the Loggia di San Matteo is to be found on the corner of Piazza San Marco, just before the ... More
Loggia dell'Ospedale di San Matteo
The Loggia is also known as the Loggia di San Matteo is to be found on the corner of Piazza San Marco, just before the turning off to via Ricasoli. The portico was part of the hospital dedicated to San Matteo inaugurated at the end of the 14th century, and becoming the Accademia di Belle Arti in 1785. It is thought that the seven arches inspired Brunelleschi for his Loggia degli Innocenti. The three portals beneath the loggia have been decorated with terracotta windows glazed by Della Robbia's workshop.
Also called the Loggia della Signoria, the Loggia was named the Loggia dei Lanzi when the Duke Alessandro de' Medici
made it the camp of the Lanzichenecchi after the fall of the Florentine Republic. It was the Signoria which ...
Although the Baptistery's precise origins remain unclear, its foundations are known to date back to Roman times. The central doors
are stunning works of art, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament and they have been called The ...
The Chiesa di San Giacomo dall'Orio (or San Giacomo Apostolo St James the Apostle) is a church in Venice, northern
Italy, located in the sestiere (quarter) of Santa Croce). The origin of the church's name is unknown. Possibilities include ...