San Frediano in Cestello, Florence

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  • The sight of the cathedral seen from the banks of the river is quite beautiful. Step inside the Cathedral, but a significant portion of the fresco-style torch decoration filling a bit feel Ming Ming, in spite of the middle ages. Dare not to come inside so far seems to be watching.
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  • A place of incredible charm. A clearing adjacent to Borgo San Frediano with a beautiful view over the River Arno. You can't lose in any way, especially in the evening!
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  • in oltrarno defiladed area and on the postal Act of the River lies the piazza del cestello, magnificent place and town with a charm of its own
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  • Mostly swag of baroque times. A few 15th century paintings that can be interesting
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  • As a youth, I happened to read a novel, which I imagine almost forgot, Pratolini: Le ragazze di San Frediano. The good Florentine, for lining their pockets, hurriedly threw down the modern version of a novella del Boccaccio, with Bob, a seducer, a petty Schmuck windbag, mocked by damsels seduced with her chatter. From then on I fell in Basilica of San Frediano, the neighborhood and parish, dedicated, it seems very strange to an Irish Saint, whose original name was Finnian. Santo, given all the miracles related to rivers that are attributed, had to be expert in hydraulics: in Florence, for example, would miraculously sailed the waters of the Arno and diverted in full preventing a flood. However, San Frediano in Cestello was founded in 1450 by the Carmelite Nicolò Siciliano; little is known of the original church. In 1627, Pope Urban VIII, fiorentino, decided to transfer the Cistercians, who decided to restructure everything, commissioning of the project Gheraldo Silvani, whose main merit was to be the brother of their Abbot. According to the original design for the façade was facing Borgo San Frediano, although you would prefer then to direct it towards the Arno River and the city centre. The works continued with the project by Antonio Cerruti and ended in 1689 when Antonio Ferri designed the drum cupola. Since there he never agree on the façade, this remained unfinished. Deleted on 2 August 1783 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold. The entire complex was taken over by the Florentine Curia. The church became and still is the parish. The monastery was intended to major Seminary of the diocese and a decade is the Florentine theological Studio, attached to the Gregorian University in Rome. The Interior of the Church has a Latin cross, presents the frescoed dome with scenes of the glory of the Magdalen and virtue. The chapels are decorated with stucco and frescos. In the third Chapel to the left is the Madonna del sorriso, 13th-14th century wooden statue. In the transept are a crucifixion and Saints by Jacopo del Sellaio (1442) and the altarpiece depicting the Madonna in glory with Saints by Francesco Curradi.
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