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Chiostro dello Scalzo, Florence

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  • This is a quite obscure treat in Florence. I had not been in the 2 years I lived there, and the friend I went with (who lives there) hadn't been either. I believe 2 other people visited during the nea...  more »
  • This is a little gem, well known to art lovers, but unfortunately little known by mass tourism. And for this reason should be better valued. This is the porch of the Fellowship of the Church then access dei Disciplinati Baptist, whose carrying the cross in processions didn't wear for penance footwear, reason hence the name of the Cloister. Andrea del Sarto, on several occasions in early ' 500, painted scenes from the life of St. John, monochrome fresco style. Given the many commitments in this he was helped by Franciabigio, man. Truly a number of incredible masterpieces, available free of charge at two steps from the beautiful church of s. Marco.
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  • In the heart of the city is hiding the cloister, where you can admire frescoes depicting the life of John the Baptist and discover a beautiful unusual angle fiorentina.
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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!
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  • 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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  • Small and cosy cloister with frescoes that reflect the life of San Juan Bautista.
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