The Loggia del Mercato Nuovo (Italian pronunciation: [ˈlɔddʒa del merˈkaːto ˈnwɔːvo]), popularly known as the Loggia del Porcellino (IPA: [ˈlɔddʒa del portʃelˈliːno]), is a building in Florence, Italy. It is so called to distinguish it from the Mercato vecchio (IPA: [merˈkaːto ˈvɛkkjo]; "old market") that used to be located in the area of today's Piazza della Repubblica.
The loggia was built around the middle of the 16th century in the heart of the city, just a few steps from the Ponte Vecchio. Initially, it was intended for the sale of silk and luxury goods and then for the famous straw hats, but today mainly leather goods and souvenirs are sold.
Mihaela Zaneva | Feb 7, 2018
It is a nice porky. I put the coins five times and I hope really to go back in Florence. The Porcellino is very funny. Everyone should be there!
Senor Anonimo | Feb 6, 2018
Supposedly, rubbing its nose (whilst putting a coin in its mouth) makes you come back to Florence. Or so they say!
Steven North | Feb 4, 2018
Didn’t rub the nose last time I went and haven’t been since, so there must be something in the story. Must do it next time I go.
Rafael Malucelli | Nov 18, 2017
Rub the javali nose, put a coin into the javali mouth and let it fall in the fountain to get better luck
Celine Arl | Jan 17, 2018
We went and the Christmas market was there so you couldn't really aprecciate the statute but is a must have in Florence
Jeans Art | Jul 17, 2018
Nice place to just look around. Some nice shopping. Prices are still up there for a flea market.
Justin Stone | Jul 8, 2018
An intricate statute beside a columnade and market. Loved all the little critters that formed its base.
Matej Matevski | Jul 11, 2018
The Porcellino Fountain great surprise for us, but is too many crowd in the summer period, check out in the morning i hope i'ts not too many people out there.Nice place also too buy something special for Women ; ) Bags, shoes and itd...
salome knr | Jul 28, 2018
It was too crowded and we couldnt touch the boar and didnt know it ensures our return to florence :(
Aleksandar Kuzmanski | Jun 27, 2018
Haahahahaha that was fun for sure. A really cheaky and arty chingiale. Thanks for the luck my friend!
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