| Houses with Overhanging Stories
The masonry or wooden overhanging stories so common in the
Middle Ages as measures of defense, or protection of passersby
from the weather and as a way of gaining space, were still quite
common in the fifteenth-century city, and were in great part
eliminated with the sixteenth-century town planning measures.
Examples are still to be found in Via della Canonica, Vicolo
degli Alberighi, Via dei Vagellai, or in Palazzo Ricasoli in