PARIGI, Alfonso the Younger
(b. 1606, Firenze, d. 1656, Firenze)


Italian architect, scenographer and printmaker. He was the son of Giulio Parigi. He worked mainly in Florence, 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 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 basilica of Santo Spirito, and the Medici villas at Poggio a Caiano and Careggi.