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Basilica di Santo Spirito, Florence

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  • The Crucifix of Michelangelo alone worth visiting this basilica designed by Brunelleschi where you notice the typical linearity of 15th century architecture. To see the crucifix you pay 3 euros and is accessed by a side door: strike the polished elegance of form, the face of Christ from the Nordic features and turning them around, since the placement is appropriate, the accurate definition of the muscle groups. Is notoriously out of proportion but approaching the prospect decreases this feeling. Lovely and lively piazza in front of the Church.
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  • It will be Easter in a few days and then that Christ died on the cross-figure very thin almost adolescent-may not be in tema...ma the show of art is immense. Is at the heart of what was once the refectory, hanging on the lantern of the vault with tightrope at height just above the line of sight of an adult. Aside from a dazzling Spotlight looking from the left, the lighting has in general the righteous tones in order to perceive the sinuosity indeed sparse (the crucified Christ had suffered before his death), possible on the other hand thanks to the ' workability ' of the wood used, Linden, once a sacred plant. There is plenty of room around, because he is no longer ' confined ' in the cramped space above, as if it were in ... retribution, and who knows where the sculpted Michelangelo, the ' what ' more accustomed to marble according to other famous works such as the ' David ' (still in Florence), the equally superb ' Moses ' in San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome, and the Pietà in San Pietro in Rome. This carving is now posted in a guided tour with dedicated help inside the Basilica, together with the magnificent cloister with adjacent small bookshop before the exit on Piazza Santo Spirito (will however always prohibited photos and recommended silence-we are in a church, in fact, largely devoted to prayer). Outside the square is full of small restaurants and bars ideal for a short visit. Around small shops and the life district (perhaps in the evening given the time some attention does not hurt). We are in the Oltrarno district of San Frediano: If you go down (left bank) along the Arno River you reach the Chiesa del Carmine (Masaccio and Masolino, sublime, go for it); If you go left over Via may there is Palazzo Pitti with the Boboli Gardens where the crowds you shell and exudes even more air ... oxygenated. And where maybe going up the porcelain Museum take some time to relax on the grass and enjoy the scenery. And the Sun (which there usually is).
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  • The highlight is to view the crucifix in polychrome wood carved by Michelangelo in his younger days. It is breathtakingly beautiful and anatomically perfect. The only annoyance was that taking photos ...  more »
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  • more Christian garbage. Blah blah same 3 paintings recreated like every where else here....
  • I just want to add something to this. I think it is one of the most magical places ive been in the world. I have been here for 4 years. This piazza made me feel so loved. i made family. i experienced happiness, sadness. surprise and all other emotions on this square. people care for you. Again, Such a magical place.
  • I actually got there by accident but the place is magical. There are a few copies of Michaelangelo's sculptures, his wooden crucifix from 1492 and a lot of renaissance chapels. The entrance was free, there were no guards, just a monk sitting by the door and an old man guarding the crucifix. Also, Padre Giuseppe Pagano who was also by the crucifix added a whole lot of a nice aura, greeting everyone with a smile.
  • Should have stuck with Brunnelesch's design
  • Ehi, allora. No photos allowed inside. So much so that there is a guard walking around making sure you don't. Not sure why they feel it's necessary to prohibit photography, but ok. That said, it's probably the most serene cathedral on the south side of the city. Subtle, beautiful and serene. My happy place in that beautiful old town.