PIAZZA DEL CARMINE

MONUMENTAL BENCHES
FLORENCE


2017, Mario Pittalis and Cosimo De Vita unveil their collaborative project in Piazza Del Carmine: Bronze and Serena stone benches, each representing different quartiers of Florence.

SANTO SPIRITO, SANTA CROCE, SANTA MARIA NOVELLA, AND SAN LORENZO: EACH BENCH HAS BEEN CAREFULLY POSITIONED IN EXACTLY THE SAME GEOGRAPHICAL DIRECTION THEIR MONUMENTAL CHURCHES FACE. 

 

PIAZZA DEL CARMINE IN FLORENCE IS ONE OF THE MAIN SQUARES IN THE OLTRARNO DISTRICT.

THE CARMINE AREA IS ONE OF THE FEW IN THE HISTORIC CENTER WHERE IT IS STILL POSSIBLE TO BREATHE AN AUTHENTIC LOCAL ATMOSPHERE, NOT YET OVERWHELMED BY THE ECONOMIC LOGIC OF MASS TOURISM.

PIAZZA DEL CARMINE IS A UNIQUE SQUARE, UNLIKE ANY OTHER IN THE CITY. A PLACE INTENDED NOW WITH THE BENCHES FOR ONE TO FIND PEACE TO CONTEMPLATE LIFE IN THE BUSTLE OF THE CITY.