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Teresa Colletta » 20.The history of the squares. Examples of Italian squares in historical towns


The history of the square. Examples of Italian squares in historical towns in the Medioeval age until the 20th century

The scientific research about the historical squares: the history of the squares and the analysis of the urban complex system of the wide space in the compact tissue of the towns.

The square as the locus of the planning. It is necessary to study the construction of the squares as a product of a projects’ stratification in the long urban history.

(Lecture for Erasmus students in Athenes in the Avril 2006).

Trento the central square and the cathedral


Rome, the Pantheon square Templum, one of the most “participated” squares of the capital since the Roman period till today


One of the numerous monumental public-religious squares in the Italian historical towns. The example of Moncalieri (Nord Italy)


Palermo, in the Sicily island, one of the four Market squares: Ballarò in front of the Carmine church


Turin, (Nord of Italy) the new restored 18th century public square as insula for only pedestrian people


The Literature about The History of the Squares


The scientific research about the historical squares: the history of the squares and the analysis of the urban complex system of the wide space in the compact tissue of the towns.

The square as the locus of the planning. It is necessary to study the construction of the squares as a product of a projects’ stratification in the long urban history.

The square as the locus of the planning. It is necessary to study the construction of the squares as a product of a projects' stratification in the long urban history.


The study of the historical squares’ evolution

The study of the historical squares’ evolution by a scientific analysis methodology, favouring the square project and not the Monuments.

Siena, the piazza del Campo: The main public civil square of the medieval town


The reconstruction of the symbolic value on the historical Square Piazza del Campo in the core of Siena (Tuscany Italy)


The “Miracles” of Pisa

The representation of the “Costellazione dell’Ariete” by red stars and the planning schemes of the Monumental buildings localization.


The construction of the squares: the different stage planning schemes of the squares, visual and functional models

  1. The Diagonal vision of the Church, with main axial and lateral entrance. The square with backdrop.
  2. Church and Palace with the fronts as at right angles. The point of view in corner is the best view of the buildings’ complex.
  3. The confrontation between the two Fronts of the buildings: Church and Palace. That is a relationship in axis.

The construction of the squares: the different stage planning schemes of the squares, visual and functional models

4. Rectangular square with the Monumental buildings in transverse position.
5. Spaces in axis with a divergence perspective:  A. Trapezoidal street with an effect of approach to the Church front.
6. Trapezium square with the small buildings in the two lateral sides and the principal axis.
7. Square carré with smooth down angles.
8. Circular square.
9. Esagonal square with system of radial streets.
10. Semicircular square as esedra.


The religious square of Ferrara in the 14th c. Main public square – The recoustruction plan and the historical cartographics


The cartographical historical documentation of the Ferrara square construction and the today photos


The religious square, today public square of S.S. Annunziata in Florence, built by the Renaissance architect Brulleschi. The square with backdrop


The Renaissance square of the Roman Family Farnese and the impressive private Palace by the architect Michelangelo. The reconstruction plan and the aerial view


The Fortified esagonal Citadel of Palmanova and the military central square, named Piazza Grande (1580-1590)


The Fortress of Palmanova in the historical Cartography of the 16th c. Atlas “Civitates” by George Braun and Franz Hogenberg (1598-1608)


The central “fortino” on the centre of the Palmanova citadel and the big square


The Tintoretto picture of Venise and the Palmanova plan of the Fortress in the circular “scudo”


The “Piazza Grande” in the centre of Palmanova Fortress with the church and the statues along the esagonal perimeter of the big square


The “Piazza Grande” in the centre of Palmanova Fortress with the church and the statues along the esagonal perimeter of the big square

The reconstruction plan of the esagonal “Piazza Grande” in the Center of the Palmanova Fortress With the bastioned “Fortino” and the aerial view of the Fortress in the green preserved land.


The scientific research about the historical squares: the history of the squares and the analysis of the urban complex system of the wide space in the compact tissue of the towns.

The square as the locus of the planning. It is necessary to study the construction of the squares as a product of a projects’ stratification in the long urban history.
The core of historical center of Naples with piazza Plebiscito e piazza Municipio.


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