Merchants Square

Piazza Mercanti, Via Orefici. (Open Map)


The square is now surrounded by buildings dating back to different periods, with many reflecting late 19th-early 20th century reconstruction. Palazzo della Ragione was built from 1233, and Loggia degli Osii dates back to 1316. Other buildings include Casa del Podestà, Palazzo dei Giureconsulti, and Palazzetto dei Panigarola, built on the site of the market place and San Michele al Gallo in 1899.
Often the piazza is used as a venue for open-air exhibitions, markets and concerts.