Piazza delle Vettovaglie

Piazza delle Vettovaglie
Particolare archi del loggiato Piazza delle Vettovaglie (G. Bettini, Comune di Pisa)

The square was shaped between 1543 and 1565, when this part of the town centre was redesigned under Medici rule.
This was a lively quarter in the middle ages, where homes and chapels of noblemen, like the Visconti and Erizi families, mixed with craftesmen’s workshops and hostelries. There was a small open space known as "Piassa de’ Porci", the focal point of which was a well recently brought to light during archaeological excavations (in the north-west corner of the arcade).
Already in 1493, the Opera del Duomo had been granted permission to build a new "Piazza del Grano" in this area, because the previous place for the sale of cereals had been assigned to the future headquarters of the Pisan studium (University), but a revolt and the institution of the Second Pisan Republic delayed work.
In the 16th century some buildings were demolished to make way for the new square, although on the north and west sides others were incorporated into a new Renaissance style building. The piazza was built as an irregular quadrilateral, surrounded by an arcade with sandstone pillars, in a style copied from Medici circles, already used in the courtyard of Sapienza and in the cloister of the St. Francis monastery. Silos for cereals were built into some of the houses around the square and under the arcade, using a Florentine technique. In the 1700s, a variety of foodstuffs were sold in the area, that took the name of Piazza delle Vettovaglie (Victuals Square). For reasons of hygiene a fountain attached to the aqueduct built by the Grand Duke was fitted and a large number of underground facilities for rubbish disposal were also installed.

Last update: 19/10/2020
LE DONZELLE DI VETTOVAGLIE
20m
Vicolo delle Donzelle, 3
Recapito 329 8026760
BAZEEL HOSTEL
60m
Piazza Garibaldi, 12 - p.2
Recapito 340 2881113
BORGO SUITE
70m
Vernagalli, 29
Recapito 050 934072
HANGING GARDEN
110m
Lasrgo Ciro Menotti, 7
Recapito 328 3545208
HOSTERIA DA FERMENTO
20m
Piazza Vettovaglie, 37
Recapito 050 544551 - 347 8583453
OSTERIA LA MESCITA
30m
Via Cavalca, 2
Recapito 346 6689525,050 957019
MANI'OMIO
50m
P. S. Omobono, 11
Recapito 050 3195517
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