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The church can be found in one of the most lively piazzas in the Oltrarno. The scrolled plaster facade is from the 18th ... More
Chiesa di Santo Spirito
The church can be found in one of the most lively piazzas in the Oltrarno. The scrolled plaster facade is from the 18th Century, but is only the last phase of the building. The building was started in 1444 by one of the greatest creators of the Renaissance in Florence: Filippo Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi's geometric measurements are visible in the line of perspective that exists in the church's foundation, with its three naves which run down into the transept. The internal perimeter wall is punctuated with apses in which there are aristocratic family chapels which are decorated with architectural motifs, altar pieces or paintings from different periods. Out of the many works, the ones which stand out are the decoration of the Corbinelli Chapel by Andrea Sansovino (1492) in the left transept and in the right transept there is the Altar piece of the Madonna on the Throne with Saints (1493-94) by Filippino Lippi. On the altar there is the wooden crucifix which is attributed to Michelangelo. Admission: Free.
Piazza Santo Spirito is one of my favorite places in all of Italy. Florence is the perfect city, and this Piazza just south of the river is less 'touristy' and more 'Italian'. There are markets outside on Sunday mornings, and it is a beautiful place - a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist-filled city. A nice, relaxing spot to hang out and take in the culture around you. Also - GREAT food all around the piazza - outdoor terraces make for a nice meal at any time of the day. :)
The Loggia is also known as the Loggia di San Matteo is to be found on the corner of Piazza
San Marco, just before the turning off to via Ricasoli. The portico was part of the hospital dedicated to ...
This place is constantly packed with a relatively young crowd. Its location, opposite Santo Spirito church, makes it particularly enchanting.
In summer customers can eat outside in the piazza. The gigantic dishes on offer here make it a distinctive ...
Inside this garden lies the Buontalenti grotto (1583 1593). Decorated with Mannerist style scenes from Greek and Roman mythology, the
grotto includes copies of Michelangelo's famous Slave series, the originals of which were transferred to the Galleria dell'Accademia. In ...
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