Both architecturally and artistically unique, this monastery commissioned in 1342 by Niccolò Acciaioli, viceroy of the ... More
Certosa del Galluzzo
Both architecturally and artistically unique, this monastery commissioned in 1342 by Niccolò Acciaioli, viceroy of the Kingdom of Naples, was originally home to Carthusian monks. Today Cistercian monks give visitors a guided tour of the complex's treasures. The tour winds its way through the monastery, taking in the Chiostrino dei Monaci e il Capitolo, a cloister featuring Albertinelli's 1506 work The Crucifixion. Other architectural works, completed in different periods, make up the Certosa complex. Free admission.
Picture yourself in the beautiful city of Florence and you exploring it on foot, It is humid and hot, but
you trudge on. Now wouldn't it have been convenient to be on wheels rather than on jaded soles? With ...
Underneath the Loggia del Porcellino, the marble wheel can be found which commemorates the place where the carroccio was left,
an emblem of the Florentine Republic. In medieval times it was used as a pillory for those who dared ...
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 ...