While still a boy in age, Baccio frequented at times the workshop of Girolamo del Buda, a commonplace painter, on the Piazza di S. Pulinari.
After many messages Palla came to San Pulinari on horseback, accompanied by two of his people on foot, and unarmed. To these reproaches Palla made no reply audible to those around, but, muttering something as he left them, returned to his house.
Thus Rinaldo's delay at San Pulinari, Palla's want of courage, and Ridolfo's desertion, deprived their party of all chance of success; while the ardor of the citizens abated, and the pope's authority did not contribute to its revival. Pope Eugenius was at this time at Florence, having been driven from Rome by the people.
They will be angry he will beat me. It was in the crowd in San Pulinari somebody pushed me along and I couldn't stop myself, so I got away from them. Oh, I don't know where they're gone! Please, don't leave me!" Her eyes had been swelling with tears again, and she ended with a sob. Tito hurried along again: the Church of the Badia was not far off.
After this citation, Rinaldo thought further delay would be dangerous: he therefore left his house with a great number of armed men, and was soon joined by Ridolfo Peruzzi and Niccolo Barbadoro. The force accompanying them was composed of several citizens and a great number of disbanded soldiers then in Florence: and all assembled according to appointment in the piazza of San Pulinari.
It was therefore concluded, that the new Signory should come in; that their proceedings should be watched, and if they were found attempting anything against the party, each should take arms, and meet in the piazza of San Pulinari, situated near the palace, and whence they might proceed wherever it was found necessary. Having come to this conclusion, Rinaldo's friends separated.