Florentine city hall has decided to replace a floral wall mural on the side of the Palazzo di Palazzolo di Liguria with a new one that will feature an image of the thrombosis that struck Florence’s florists in the late 16th century.
The mural is in the Palazza della Storia delle Della Piazza on the city’s north side.
The building has been closed to visitors since January 2018 because of the risk of thromboembolic embolism, a condition in which blood clots form.
Florentines first florist was arrested by a mob in 1625, and Florence’s first hospital was built in 1627.
It was named for its floristic buildings, which featured the works of artists like Giotto and Titian.
In the late 1800s, the city began replacing the murals with newer ones, including a bronze version by the Italian painter Titian in 1824.
In 1884, the Florentinian government approved a plan to replace the muras with a marble statue of the Florenzi, who was born in the town in 1474 and died in 1825.
In February of 2018, Florence Mayor Marco Sarto unveiled a plaque with the words “L’Ascension Florentini” (“The Elevation of Florentinians”) in the center of the wall mural.
It will replace the mural on Monday, and the city council will also decide in December on replacing the remaining murals in the city.