Colonna di San Felice - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 45.905 E 011° 14.886
32T E 680951 N 4848237
Quick Description: you can find this monument to the Battle of Marciano of the Italian War of 1551 in the Piazza San Felice in the city of Florece.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 10/11/2013 8:21:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ8MK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
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Long Description:
If you visit Florence you can find this in the Piazza San Felice that is a small square which is not much visited by tourists.
In the base of the column there is a plaque that reads:

"La colonna eretta da cosimo i nel 1572 in memoria della "Pugna trionfata a Marciano" e primossa da leopoldo ii nel 1838 restaurata per conto dell assessorato alla cultura e belle arti del comune di Firenze ricollocata in opera nell'anno 1992
Arch Giuseppe Cini"

"The column erected by Cosimo I in 1572 in memory of "Pugna trionfata a Marciano" and removed by Leopold II in 1838 restored on behalf of the Department of Culture and Fine Arts of the town of Florence relocated in 1992
Architect Joseph Cini"

Battle of Marciano
"The Battle of Marciano (also known as the Battle of Scannagallo) occurred in the countryside of Marciano della Chiana, near Arezzo, Tuscany, on August 2, 1554, during the Italian War of 1551. The battle marked the defeat of the Republic of Siena in its war against the Duchy of Florence, and resulted in Siena losing its independence and being absorbed into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany."
From: (visit link)

Colonna di San Felice
"The second column of the celebration of Cosimo I was to symbolize the victory at the Battle of Marciano . Was placed in Piazza San Felice , the intersection of Via Maggio and Via Romana neighborhood, close to Palazzo Pitti. It is a monolith in breach Medici , got off Serravezza , along with another set to Piazza San Marco. Due to the unusual size (16 arms = 9.4 meters), Bartolomeo Ammannati took charge of overseeing operations in the quarry and transport .
In 1572 an attempt was made to raise the column that broke in half , and it was therefore necessary to pivot the two sections . The column was incomplete , without capital and without a base canon.
The draft Cosimo also included the placement of a statue of Peace at its top (in a project that involved the column of Justice, that " Peace " and that " the Religion " in Piazza San Marco ) , but death the Grand Duke came before the work was commissioned .
The column remained in his position until 1838 , when the Grand Duke Leopold II had her removed to widen the passage . A plaque on a building in Piazza remembers precisely the removal of the monument " imperfect ." In 1992 she was again placed in its original location ."
Translated from: (visit link)
War: Italian War of 1551

Is it permanently accessible to the public?: yes

Is it necessary to pay a fee to gain access to the place?: no

Year of the memorial or monument: 1572

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