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29 - LOGGIA Of The NEW MARKET Or the PORCELLINO

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Florence - Loggia del Porcellino

Firenze - Il porcellinoIntroduction

The loggia of Porcellino perhaps it’s not even mentionable if you look at the goods you can  buy in there.
 In fact, however, the loggia of 'New Market' dates back to'500. First dedicated jewellery market and actually to bags and souvenirs. The real peculiarity of the loggia in which almost by force us encounters going towards the old bridge is in two curiosity really nice.


The first is the statue of a pig, in fact it’s a wild boar (side old bridge). The original one it’s inside Palazzo Pitti and it’s a copy a Hellenistic sculpture. Touch the pig’s grunt brings lucky and fortune and it shine by the polish of the touch of thousands of daily hands. Still on the muzzle there is a notch on which a drop coin falls on a grate. iI the currency moves by grateful they say you're lucky. In reality only the last six bischero passing by the loggia. The angle is such that only heavy coins and thus more value can go, the other bounce with the joy of municipal always hungry of money.

 

The second point curious. Pass at the loggia in the evening when there are no more stalls. In the middle of the square there is a stone circle. In that point the defaulting people got their public punishment. Trousers down and ass shown or sit with a nude ass on the floor. Hence the saying: 'be with ass to the ground, have the pants on ground' and perhaps even from here comes the word: 'sculo': bad-ass.

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