Colonna dell’Abbondanza Florence

Colonna dell'Abbondanza Florence
Colonna dell’Abbondanza

The Colonna dell’Abbondanza in Florence indicates the exact point where the Cardo and the Decumano Massimo used to intersect when the Roman Forum was still located here.

History Colonna dell’Abbondanza

It was placed here in 1956, and though only a copy of the original column of 1431, it is the only reminder of what used to be the Piazza del Mercato. The Piazza del Mercato was completely demolished toward the end of the 19th century, to make way for what is now the Piazza della Repubblica.

The statue topping the column personifies “Abundance”. The original version of 1431 was the work of Donatello. In 1721, because of the deterioration of the original, Giovan Battista Foggini sculpted a new version.

Foggini‘s statue is now preserved in the Palazzo della Cassa di Risparmio in the Via dell’Oriuolo.

The monument is also known as the Colonna della Dovizia.

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