A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 6 – Florence 2

July 23, 2018 at 10:52

Lets keep walking and see what we find!
Detail above the door of the Complesso di San Firenze
Detail above the door of the Complesso di San Firenze

Badia Fiorentina
Badia Fiorentina
There was an older church called Santo Stefano on this place. In 960 it was sold to Willa di Toscana, mother of the Marquis Ugo. She build the Benedictine abbey called Badia Fiorentina around it. When Ugo became the Marquis of Tuscany he increased the donations.

Badia Fiorentina

Another altar

Giorgio Vasari, Assumption and saints
Giorgio Vasari, Assumption and saints

The pipe organ was built in 1558 by Onofrio Zeffirini
The pipe organ was built in 1558 by Onofrio Zeffirini

Tomb of Bernardo Giugni by Mino da Fiesole
Tomb of Bernardo Giugni by Mino da Fiesole

Apparition of the Virgin to Saint Bernard from Filippino Lippi
Apparition of the Virgin to Saint Bernard from Filippino Lippi. The painting was transferred from the church of Santa Maria del Santo Sepolcro, in the monastery of Campora, to Badia in 1530 to save it from the siege of Florence. An interesting detail is the depiction of a demon covered with fur and with threatening fangs hidden in the rock beneath the saint, who is depicted in ecstasy for the Marian vision.

The demon covered with fur
The demon covered with fur

The baptismal fonts
The baptismal fonts

At the Via del Proconsolo
At the Via del Proconsolo

Via del Corso
Via del Corso

You will find some art everywhere
You will find some art everywhere

The Florence Cathedral
The Florence Cathedral at the end of the small road

Chiesa di Santa Margherita in Santa Maria de' Ricci
Chiesa di Santa Margherita in Santa Maria de' Ricci

Almost like some Russian paintings and quite different from the others
Almost like some Russian paintings and quite different from the others

The image of the Madonna
The image of the Madonna behind at the altar. It was once outside on the wall of the church of Santa Maria degli Alberighi. On July 21st, 1501 a drunk and angry Antonio Giuseppe Rinaldeschi passed it after losing money playing dice. He collected some dung from the ground and threw it against the figure of the Virgin. Some reported him and he was later hanging from a window of the Bargello as a warning for others. Today the original is replaced by a copy and the original is here on the main altar that was built specifically to repair the offense.

Nice painting in the dome

The vault of the apse is frescoed by Lorenzo del Moro with the Assumption of the Virgin
The vault of the apse is frescoed by Lorenzo del Moro with the Assumption of the Virgin

The window is a copy of the painting of the Madonna from the main altar
The window is a copy of the painting of the Madonna from the main altar

Another big painting

This one is different - also notice the Polish pope
This one is different – also notice the Polish pope

Not so much gold in this church
Not so much gold in this church

Maria with the child
Maria with the child

Chiesa di Santa Margherita in Santa Maria de' Ricci
Chiesa di Santa Margherita in Santa Maria de' Ricci

The pipe organ is from 1989 and was later expanded
The pipe organ is from 1989 and was later expanded

Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza della Repubblica

The ancient centre of the city / restored from age-old squalor / to new life
The ancient centre of the city / restored from age-old squalor / to new life

So nice!

Everywhere you look - there will be a church
Everywhere you look – there will be a church

The Savoy
The Savoy

House on the Piazza
House at the Piazza del Duomo

House at the Piazza del Duomo

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