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The Palazzo Dell'arte dei Beccai: photos, description (Palazzo Dell'arte dei Beccai)

The Palazzo Dell'arte dei Beccai - 14th-century Florence. It faces the Church of Orsanmichele, the site of which once housed a bread market. Throughout the long history of the building it was occupied by various organizations, including the Arte dei Beccai - Guild of butchers, from which the name Palazzo. From 1974, the year in the Palazzo is the Academy of arts "the Florentine Accademia delle Arti del Disegno".

The Palazzo Dell'arte dei Beccai was built in the 14th century on the site of houses belonging to family Macci. At first it was used the Church of Orsanmichele, then, up to 1534, the year it was occupied by the Guild of butchers, and since 1538, the year - Guild of masons and carpenters, which became the Guild of butchers. At the end of the 18th century in the Palazzo Dell'arte dei Beccai some time worked in the administration of customs of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, and in 1789, the year the building became the property of the charitable organization "Congregazione di carità di San Giovanni Battista". In the 20th century it housed the "Ente Comunale di Assistenza - Department of city administration and a branch of the Bank of Sicily. By the middle of 1960-ies the building fell into disrepair and in the early 1970-ies was launched large-scale reconstruction, after which in 1974 year, the Palazzo was occupied by the Academy of arts.

The facade of the Palazzo Dell'arte dei Beccai remained virtually untouched since the 14th century, although some Windows on it, and was slightly modified. The first floor is notable for the four huge arched Windows over which the symbol can be seen butchers Arte dei Beccai - long-horned goat ("becco" in Italian). It is believed that this is the work of the great Donatello. Below the facade shows images of crosses, irises and three twisted wreath of the Academy of arts. In 1901, the year of the Palazzo Dell'arte dei Beccai was included in the list of the buildings which are part of the historical heritage, which was compiled by the General Directorate of antiquities and fine arts.