PARIGI, Italian family of architects and stage designers

The architect Alfonso di Santi Parigi, known as il Francia (c. 1535-1590), was the nephew of Bartolomeo Ammanati and succeeded Giorgio Vasari as head of the Fabbrica degli Uffizi in 1574. His son Giulio Parigi studied and worked with him, Ammanati and Bernardo Buontalenti. Giulio's son, Alfonso Parigi the Younger (1606-1656) was an architect, scenographer and printmaker. From 1625 to 1635, Alfonso executed many projects designed by his father, including the enlargement of the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens.