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Identifier: inoutofflorencen00kell
Title: In and out of Florence; a new introduction to a well-known city
Year: 1910 (1910s)
Authors: Kellogg, Vernon Lyman, 1867-1937
Publisher: New York: Holt
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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ny overhanging the river had been built untilthe height reached sixty braccie and grave fears wereentertained for the stability of the building. So inJuly, 1823, that side of the Palazzo Spini was takendown and the fagade thrown back to admit of the con-tinuation of the Lung Arno Acciajuoli. In the churchof Santa Trinita (just across the street from thepalace) is a fresco by Domenico Ghirlandajo, inwhich Palazzo Spini is represented as it was inthe fifteenth century (Ross). The palace containssome fine vaulted upper chambers that are in presentuse as clubrooms. At No. 20, Via della VIgna Nuova, Is the beauti-ful Palazzo Rucellai, a fifteenth century structurebuilt by Bernardo Rossellino after designs by LeonBattista Alberti, for the great Rucellai family, clothmerchants and bankers. This family gave to Flor-ence thirteen gonfalonleri and eighty-five priors, and Castles and Palaces i6i was honored, or perhaps dishonored, by intermarry-ing with the Medici. The palace contains some curi-

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Palazzo Spini. ous old portraits, and the courtyard has admirableCorinthian pillars. In the Rucellai loggia (now i62 Castles and Palaces inclosed and used as a picture shop) opposite thepalace the citizens of Florence used to meet anddiscuss their affairs . . . and after the introductionof the game of chess from the East such large sumsof money were lost [here] at dice, draughts, andchess, that a law was passed forbidding any gamesto be played in courtyards, porticoes, or loggie. Palazzo Pandolfino (No. 74, Via San Gallo), anunfinished fifteenth century palace of unusual design,with very fine portal and Ionic and Doric windows,is reputed to have been begun from a plan by Raphael.In the Via del Proconsolo, No. 10, is a striking palacecalled Palazzo Quaratesi built by the Pazzi in thefifteenth century, after plans by Brunelleschi. Thisis the great family of rivals and haters of the Medici,whose hate culminated in the murder of Giulianoand wounding of Lorenzo dei Medici by Francescodei P

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