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Loggia Rucellai

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Alternative names  Loggia dei Rucellai
Country  Italy
Opened  1466
Architect  Leon Battista Alberti
Town or city  Florence
Completed  1466
Province  Province of Florence
Loggia Rucellai
Address  Piazza de' Rucellai, 50123 Firenze, Italy
Similar  Torre degli Alberti, Palazzo dell'Arte dei Beccai, Loggia del Pesce, Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, San Pancrazio - Florence

The Loggia Rucellai is an Italian Renaissance loggia in Florence, Italy. It stands opposite Palazzo Rucellai in the Via della Vigna Nuova, and faces onto Piazza de' Rucellai. It was built by Giovanni di Paolo Rucellai in the 1460s; it may have been designed by Leon Battista Alberti, but this attribution is disputed. Originally intended as a place for the Rucellai family to have weddings and other celebrations, it is now glazed and used as a shop.

History

The loggia was completed before 8 June 1466, the date of the wedding-feast of Giovanni's son Bernardo Rucellai and Nannina de' Medici, the daughter of Piero di Cosimo de' Medici and elder sister to Lorenzo il Magnifico. At the feast, 500 guests were seated on a dais which occupied the loggia and the whole of the piazza and the street in front of Palazzo Rucellai.

References

Loggia Rucellai Wikipedia


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