1442) in Cell 2 shows Maty and various Apostles mourning Christ. Mannerist fountain by Pietro Tacca in Piazza della Santissima Annunziata Piazza della Santissima Annunziata ® The delicate nine-bay arcade on the eastern side of this elegant square was designed by Brunelleschi in 1419 and forms the facade to the Spedale degli Innocenti (seep46). Brunelleschi’s round arches gave rise to the Classical style widely copied by many other Renaissance architects. In the centre of the square is an equestrian statue of Duke Ferdinando I, started by Giambologna towards the end of his long career. It was finished in 1608 by his assistant, Pietro Tacca, who also designed the two highly stylized Mannerist bronze fountains in the square. A fair is held annually in the piazza on the feast of the Annunciation, 25 March, when homemade sweet biscuits called brigidini are sold from the stalls. Santissima Annunziata © Piazza della Santissima Annunziata. Map 2 E4. H (055) 239 80 34.
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