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Colonna della Giustizia

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Updated 12/04/2013

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In the center of Piazza Santa Trinita is this column from Rome's Terme di Caracalla, given to the Medici grand duke Cosimo I by Pope Pius IV in 1560. Typical of Medici self-assurance, the name translates as the Column of Justice. The column was raised here by Cosimo in 1565 to mark the spot where he heard the news that Florentine ducal forces had prevailed over a ragtag army composed of Florentine republican exiles and their French allies at the 1554 battle of Marciano

near Prato; the victory made his power in Florence all but absolute.

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Piazza Santa Trinita, Florence, 50123, Italy

Updated 12/04/2013

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