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Alfonso Parigi the Younger
(1606–1656) was an Italian
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architect and scenographer, the son of Giulio Parigi
Giulio Parigi was an Italian architect and designer. He was the main member of a family of architects and designers working for the Grand Ducal court of the Medici...
He worked mainly in Florence
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with approximately 370,000 inhabitants, expanding to over 1.5 million in the metropolitan area....
, beginning at a very early age as his father's assistant. After the latter's death in 1635, he became court architect of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany at Palazzo Pitti
The Palazzo Pitti , in English sometimes called the Pitti Palace, is a vast mainly Renaissance palace in Florence, Italy. It is situated on the south side of the River Arno, a short distance from the Ponte Vecchio...
, where he led the completion of the Giardini di Boboli, building the Isolotto
and the steps of the amphitheatre.
He also worked in the church of San Giovannino degli Scolopi
The church of San Giovannino degli Scolopi is a minor church in the center of Florence, located on Via Martelli corner with Via Gori.From 1351 to 1554, the church was known as San Giovanni Evangelista, since the site had a small oratory dedicated to the saint...
, the basilica of Santo Spirito
The Basilica of Santa Maria del Santo Spirito is a church in Florence, Italy. Usually referred to simply as Santo Spirito, it is located in the Oltrarno quarter, facing the square with the same name...
, and the Medici villas at Poggio a Caiano and Careggi.