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Chiostro dello Scalzo, Florence

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  • A few steps from piazza San Marco is this magnificent gem of Florentia. The name "SADI" stems from the fact that the cloister is dedicated to the company of John the Baptist (John) whose members walked, maybe for penance, no shoes. Scalzi. The cloister is completely painted with a series of paintings of the great Andrea del Sarto and there appears slightly diversò as Michelozzo designed it. This is the biggest pictorial cycle on Del Sarto's ever done. The frescoes depict various scenes from the life of St. John the Baptist and were painted almost all by Del Sarto. The painter, who lived between the end of 400 and 500 in early, when the opera was compelled to leave twice. The first for a job in Paris and in this case he was called the great friend and colleague from the workshop of A del Sarto, Franciabigio who in fact executed two of the frescoes. The second time followed by an epidemic of plague on Del Sarto moved briefly in Mugello and returning completed the work (towards the end of the 500 's 20). One of the most beautiful frescoes is the Accollazione of the Baptist. The cloister then is supplemented by some statues: the three theological virtues in addition to justice, by a bust of the painter and one of Bishop Florentine s. Antonino. The vision of the pictorial cycle takes place, entering from right to left and follows chronologically different stages of the life of John the Baptist but works were painted according to the chronological order. In short, an amazing gem that I recommend you visit. Incredibly this wonderful artwork is free for tourists. This thing is inconceivable to me. I find it fair that is not chargeable to the Florentines that you should be able to enjoy the heritage of their town but tourists in my opinion would have to pay a ticket. Abroad to visit little often paid as much. In conclusion, if you like you can find other works by Andrea del Sarto in the cloister of the ex voto in the Annunciation. Enjoy your visit.
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  • Skal'co courtyard with frescoes by Andrea del Sarto. Amazing and amazingly spectacular! Free admission. Not far from Piazza Duomo.
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  • This is a gem, a work by Andrea del Sarto, monochrome depictions of the life of Saint John the Baptist. Del Sarto was master of Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino and fully expresses. It's a fine tour off the beaten track regulars but unfortunately often closed: now only one Association of volunteers allows the visit. Not to be missed if you want to know Florence and her wonderful art even if it is not suitable for large groups in view of the small size
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  • A jewel with wonderful works by Andrea del Sarto.
  • The Chiostro dello Scalzo is one of the most charming cloisters of Florence. This is due to the cycle of frescoes on the life of John the Baptist that Andrea del Sarto painted in the cloister. A stone's throw from the Duomo the Chiostro dello Scalzo is still relatively unknown, so it is worth a visit f you want to discover Florence off the beaten path. A place where you can admire beauty under a contemplative calm. The cloister belonged to a religious order which had devoted itself to John the Baptist, the Compagnia dei Disciplinati di San Giovanni Battista. Soon, however, they were nicknamed il scalzo, 'the barefooted', to the monk who carried the cross and walked barefoot during the procession, as a sign of humility and modesty. The congregation was founded in 1376 and originally settled in the Chiesa di Sant'Jacopo. In 1478 they built a new cloister in Florence and commissioned the artist - and member of the fraternity- Andrea del Sarto to paint a cycle of frescoes with twelve scenes from the life of John the Baptist; not only the patron saint of the monastic order, but also of the city of Florence. The frescos are done entirely monochromatic, in terracotta brown and grey tones, and are - in my opinion- a must see!
  • It's a little gem in Florence, but worth looking into! Monochrome fresco by Andrea del Sarto! Find out about opening hours, because they are quite limited.
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  • I agree with the review of Aniek Rooderkerken. The cloister is a place of rare elegance. Recently restored. Beautiful frescoes in sepia and white. One free visit not to be missed.
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  • A unique monument that embodies all the artistic development of Andrea del Sarto
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