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Chiostro dello Scalzo, Florence

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  • The lay brotherhood dello schalzo (of the barefoot) gathered in a building close to the convent of San Marco. Andrea del Sarto painted in the forecourt 12 stories from the life of John the Baptist, by the announcement to Salomé that with his head on a scale shows. The earliest drawings are a bit vague and the later are much more powerful. It is clear to see the hand of Michelangelo.
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  • For any one interested to see the work of Andrea del Sarto this is an excellent opportunity. He was a Renaissance master too little known outside Florence  more »
  • A small cloister, perfectly preserved, where you can admire the complete pictorial evolution of brief artistic life of Andrea del Sarto, from early works to those of maturity, having been painted in almost 20 years. Free visit, unfortunately only on certain days of the week, but truly worth it, especially on sunny days, when the natural light makes the great exhibition of the works.
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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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