Architect: Giovanni Battista del Tasso

Loggia Mercato Nuovo, Florence

Loggia Mercato Nuovo, Florence

By Lauren Jacobi

A few blocks north of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence one finds the loggia of Mercato Nuovo (1546–51), a rectangular edifice three bays wide and four bays deep, built under Cosimo I de’ Medici. It was constructed as part of a program meant to bolster the trade of gold and silk… Read More