This palazzo is modeled on the most successful 15th-century palazzi. It was built in 1490 by Giuliano da Sangallo and remains today one of the most important examples of its period. Giuliano did not succeed in finishing the project and Giuseppe Poggi finished it in 1874 by developing the structure towards the Palazzo Vecchio, adding an opening and constructing the lateral prospect. The story goes that Leonardo da Vinci was working on the Mona Lisa while he was living in one of the dilapidated houses in Via de'Gondi. As well as taking decorative elements from typical local architecture, such as the rusticated facade and the stone street bench, Sangallo innovated with the halo of rustication around the windows. The palazzo still belongs to the same family today and on the ground floor there is also a flower shop.
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