Piazza Salvi is smaller than the one we have just left, but not any less interesting, and in it are many references to the times when Barga was under the government of Florence. In particular there is the Medici column, which is a copy of the original column erected in the year 1584 in honour of Cosimo I.
Then there is the stone replica of the Marzocco, the heraldic lion emblem of Republican Florence, but its origin and date are uncertain. The Marzocco faces the Loggia del Mercato, a charming open gallery, used at one time for the exchange of goods. Today it is the outdoor extension of the recently restored Capretz coffee house, which was once an important meeting place.