Palazzo Salviati

The 14th century coats of arms that decorate the facade of this palazzo belonged to the 1st owners, the Ciampolini family, very rich Pisan merchants. In the mid 1400s, the Salviati family bought the building and installed a branch of their bank. The social and political rise of the family dates from this time. Their company, with interests in trade, cloth manufacturing and banking, become well known in Florence and Pisa. During the 16th century it grew internationally with banks in London, Bruges and Antwerp. In the second half of the 1700s, most of their immense fortune was invested in real estate, among others, their sumptuous palace in Florence in via del Palagio, the feather in their cap