Piazza delle Vettovaglie

Piazza delle Vettovaglie (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Piazza delle Vettovaglie (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
In medieval times it was known as piassa de’ Porci, located in a very lively neighbourhood, the the taberne maggiori, but it did not have the current appearance. The name perhaps derives from the presence of a (meat?) market, also testified by a well now partially visible in the southwest corner of the portico. The Pisan markets were organized in different squares according to the merchandise, but with the transfer of the wheat square from its historical position to make it possible the construction of the Sapienza (1554), the shops were moved to this space, redesigned in the manner of the Florentine arcades: an irregular quadrilateral, with a double arched loggia, supported by sandstone columns. From the eighteenth century, the square took the name of Vettovaglie, from the sale of various foods, and it was equipped with a fountain. The marble panel with the units of measurement for the sale of products is still visible under the southern loggia. Today, the square is the centre of the university's nightlife.
The square was the set of some scenes from Paolo Virzì's Ovosodo (Hardboiled egg) (1997). The film is mainly set in Livorno, but some scenes were shot in Pisa, in Piazza delle Vettovaglie, where a party takes place and is the meeting point between the two protagonists, played by Marco Cocci and Edoardo Gabriellini.
Last update: 01/04/2021
LE DONZELLE DI VETTOVAGLIE
10m
Vicolo delle Donzelle, 3
Recapito 329 8026760
BAZEEL HOSTEL
50m
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
30m
Piazza Vettovaglie, 37
Recapito 050 544551 - 347 8583453
OSTERIA LA MESCITA
30m
Via Cavalca, 2
Recapito 346 6689525,050 957019
TRATTORIA SANT'OMOBONO
60m
Piazza Sant'Omobono, 6
Recapito 050 540847
Arriva la silent disco in Piazza delle Vettovaglie
10m
Piazza delle Vettovaglie
12-10-2017
13-10-2017
NOTTE DI QUALITA'
20m
Piazza delle Vettovaglie
27-09-2014
28-09-2014
NOTTE BIANCA IN BLU
50m
Centro cittadino
05-12-2014
07-12-2014