Colonna della giustizia
Colonna della giustizia
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy31,975 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Ancient column with lion, is dated back in the 16th century when the Vicerè of Neaples, Pietro di Toledo, positioned it in this square to tie thieves and defrauders
Written 26 February 2020
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,714 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This is a 'hidden element' on the Piazza Mercantile, but you should not miss it. It is an historic landmark, where bad debtors used to be humiliated in public.
Written 23 September 2018
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,338 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Family
This pillar was erected in Bari by the Spanish Viceroy Pedro de Toledo in the middle of the XVI century. To take and not to give was a good tradition in Puglia. Debtors to banks or individuals were chained to a shameful column. Lion is located here according to the legend from the XII century and had the function of a talisman for the city, to protect it from misfortunes.
Written 12 June 2018
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2017 • Family
On the nice italian square Piazza Mercantile, in the heart of Bari, the old town , is a historical monument, a stone column , called Colonna della Giustizia.
Written 12 March 2018
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V.
1,089 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Read now on TripAdvisor what the column is about. Almost did not notice it, and it's actually a pretty cool thing. Could use an information plaque.
Written 14 February 2018
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Melliehi
Malta1,579 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Found in one corner at the far end of Piazza Mercantile. The age of the column and lion are evident from the worn surfaces. People seem to climb on the lion's back to take selfies and generally fool around. Had to wait for a while to get a photo of the debtor's column which is up a couple of steps.
Written 6 January 2018
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David B
Calgary, Canada31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Dating back to 16th century, this historical artifact depicts where insolvent debtors used to be punishment. One of the many wonders of Bari
Written 2 August 2017
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,710 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Dating back to 16th century, this column - accompanied by a figure of a lion - was a place where insolvent debtors used to be exposed for punishment by public humiliation.
Written 18 February 2017
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ondadimare
Italy16,204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
...it is located in Bari Vecchia!!...and precisely in Piazza Mercantile!!...it is the "infamous column"!!...or Column of Justice!!...today on the steps you can see people sitting calmly!!...but Once upon a time people wanted to stay far away from here!!…because this was the place where insolvent debtors!!…were put in the public pillory!!…the Monument has four steps…with a marble pillar and a small sphere on top ...and a lion crouching at the base with the Latin writing...which means "guardian of justice"!!...it is said that here insolvent debtors...bankrupts and bankrupts were stripped naked underneath and made to sit astride the lion with his hands tied to the column and his backside facing the public!!…this is what they say about this Column of Justice!!…even though I later read that there are many other theories from other scholars about this Monument in Bari Vecchia !!…
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Written 8 December 2023
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