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Chiostro dello Scalzo, Florence
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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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  • Few tourists ever visit Chiostro dello Scalzo, which is a pity. I was taken by my guide as a part of the Salon/Sanctuary Sacro/Profano Festival, and this is one more hidden treasure our guide took us ...  more »
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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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