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Piazza della Libertà
Piazza della Libertà

Piazza della Liberta is not physically separate from Piazza del Popolo (so much so that the people of Faenza do not make a distinction between the two and use simply the universally understood name of “piazza”), although it is divided by the direction of the two Corsos (Saffi and Mazzini) that do not really make up a barrier or a continuity. In any case, Piazza Liberta has very different characteristics: it is dominated by the imposing façade (unfinished but probably for this reason extremely suggestive) of the Duomo, rising at the top of a scenic and important stairway. On the left side there is the Monumental Fountain, exquisitely baroque (1621) but not in contrast to the large renaissance style of the Duomo. The Torre Civica (Tower) is also baroque, inbrick on an ashlar base, rebuilt immediately after the war (the original was bombed by the Germans in December 1944) in shapes and materials almost identical to the original yet still slightly awkward, not happy like the one described by Dino Campana in "Canti Orfici". The characteristic loggia in front of the Duomo is also of the 1600’s, known as the “loggia of the Signori or Orefici”, built between 1604 and 1611 with beautiful columns in yellow stone of Varignana. To the left there are other elegant buildings of the early 1900’s showing their liberty style ceramic and wrought iron decorations of the Officine Matteucci.The second piazza of Faenza is not characterised for one single style, but of various styles that are quite different amongst themselves, in incredible harmony to form one, even in its own heterogeneity.

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  • Address
    Piazza della Libertà
    48018 Faenza RA
  • Area: Center
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