Trattoria Da Garibardi - Florence • Official Website

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HISTORY OF THE CENTRAL MARKET SQUARE

Trattoria Da Garibardi - Florence • Official WebsiteThe Central Market in Florence it was a result of the era of Drainage from period Florence Capital of Italy end of Nineteenth century.

With population growth, and the destruction of the Old Market to make room for Republic Square, tThe market at the Loggia of the Pig was no longer enough for the city for this project 3 new areas covered are: to San Lorenzo the Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio and third at San Frediano, latter never made.

To create the structure was necessary to free a whole block the maze of narrow alleys in the area, very old but unhealthy, destroying an island of homes for each street (via dell'Ariento via Panicale, by Clare and Sant'Antonino), so that would open wide square used to house a new indoor market.

The redefinition of the district did not raise too many criticisms, in contrast to what happened to Republic Square because here the buildings were destroyed shacks popular, so the area actually came out beautified and ennobled.

To meet the market structure was hired Giuseppe Mengoni (1870-1874), architect of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan which was inspired by Halles Paris. The result was remarkable, with the integration of more modern materials (iron, glass, cast iron) with the appearance of existing buildings.

Was built around a 10 arched loggia classics on each side, with slender columns of stone.
The inauguration took place in 1874 with 'International Exhibition of Agriculture.

Trattoria Da Garibardi - Florence • Official WebsiteThe functionality of the building is especially evident inside, where the light filters through the high windows abundant upon which the roof and returns the result of a outdoor market.

The layout of stores not random, with the leading fruit and vegetables, ground floor for butchers, delicatessen, etc. , divided into areas.

Underground there's a public car park.

Source: wikipedia


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