Statua di Cosimo I de' Medici

Statua di Cosimo I de' Medici

Statua di Cosimo I de' Medici
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dapper777
Monaco63,628 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
The statue located in the Knights' Square represents Cosimo I de' Medici (1596).
He instituted the new order of the Knights of Santo Stefano in 1562. Cosimo I de 'Medici, portrayed by the sculptor Pietro Francavilla in the act of subduing a dolphin to symbolize the dominion and power of the Grand Duchy over the seas, wears the uniform of the Grand Master of the Order of Santo Stefano, the knightly order charged of fighting the ships of the barbarians and the Ottomans, which had its base in Pisa.
The statue is located in Piazza dei Cavalieri in Pisa, in front of the Scuola Normale.
The religious and military order had the task of defending the coasts of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
The palace behind him is the "Palazzo della Carovana", because the caravans of the Knights departed from here.
Today, however, the order no longer exists, there is only a foundation to remember them.
Here, where the Knights once studied, today there are college students at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.
If you look at the façade of the building there are eight zodiac signs because the other four are hidden by the staircase that was added later. Then there is a turtle: it is one of the symbols of Cosimo I, a turtle with a sail on its back, and represents the motto 'Festina Lente': hurry up slowly, or 'act without delay, but with caution'.
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Written October 13, 2021
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,339 contributions
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May 2019 • Couples
This monument and fountain depicts Cosimo de' Medici, original founder and supporter of the Knights of St. Stephen for which the square takes its name. Even more interesting is the Palazzo Carovano which he commissioned for the knights and is now the Palace of the Normal School. It is quite ornate and provides the perfect backdrop for the monument.
Written June 11, 2019
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,143 contributions
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Aug 2016 • Friends
The marble statue of Cosimo de' Medici stands in the middle of the Palazzo della Carovana sweeping staircases in The Knights’ Square (Piazza dei Cavalieri). There is a fountain at his feet with a basin in the form of a shell decorated with two grotesque monsters. He was the first Grand Master of the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen, and a great supporter of the arts. His Son Grand Duke Ferdinando commissioned Flemish sculptor Pietro Francavilla, to do both works.
Tip: Go up close and see these two fine Sculptors.
Written May 19, 2017
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,295 contributions
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Sep 2018 • Couples
The statue is located at the Piazza dei Cavalieri, designed by Pietro Francavilla at the end of the 16th century. It depicts the Grand Duke standing on a high pedestal, subduing a dolphin, to symbolize his domination at the sea. In front of him is a fountain with a shell-shaped basin decorated by two grotesque monsters.
Written October 15, 2018
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,707 contributions
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Apr 2017 • Couples
Since Cosimo I was the founder of the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen and he ordered the redesigning the piazza with a number of buildings for the Order including their headquarters, church and barracks it was only logical to erect a monument to him here, at the Piazza dei Cavalieri.
Written June 5, 2017
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Talant2007
Moscow, Russia24,037 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Solo
The monument to the first master of the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen, Cosimo 1 Medici (1519 - 1574), was erected on the Square of the Knights in 1596.
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Written June 8, 2024
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PPCI-BG
Bergamo, Italy118,519 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Business
The statue of Cosimo I de' Medici is located in the middle of Piazza dei Cavalieri in front of the Palazzo della Carovana and was built at the end of the sixteenth century to celebrate him as the first Grand Master of the order of the knights of Santo Stefano. In front of its pedestal there is a beautiful fountain.
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Written April 24, 2024
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