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Nearby attractions

San Frediano is a popular historic district of Florence, full of characteristic views, beauties and monuments such as Santo Spirito, the church of the Carmine with the Brancacci Chapel, the Cestello, a beautiful lungarno where it will be pleasant to walk. At the same time with its stores and boutiques it offers a real and authentic dimension that still allows you to experience the neighborhood on a daily basis. From here you can also easily walk to many of the monuments and attractions for which Florence is world famous.
Passeggiare sui Lungarni di Firenze per conoscere il vero cuore della città

Lungarno Santa Rosa

 

Five minutes from home, at sunset time, it is nice to get to the Arno and walk along the garden that runs alongside it. Florence from here is beautiful. Its elegant palaces, the square with the church of Ognissanti where Botticellli is buried, the bridges and then the dome and bell tower of Palazzo Vecchio and then ... again and again ... going up the course of the river.

Il fascino delle mura antiche di Firenze

The ancient walls and the Gate

The district of San Frediano is located within the ancient walls of Florence, to access it one passes through the Porta of the same name, all owing its name to the ancient church of San Frediano, which no longer exists. The gate gives access to an ancient but still popular Florence, with stores and clubs where it is pleasant to spend some carefree time.

Piazza Santo Spirito una delle piazze più popolari di Firenze

Santo Spirito square

Definitely one of the most fashionable squares in Florence, a meeting place in the city also because of the many clubs that overlook it. The beautiful Basilica designed by Filippo Brunelleschi inside houses works by famous Florentine artists, first among them the wooden Crucifix dl a young Buonarroti who found refuge here in 1942. after the death of his patron Lorenzo the Magnificent. In Santo Spirito Michelangelo had the opportunity to analyze the corpses in the convent's hospital and study the anatomy of the human body. As thanks he carved a highly realistic wooden sculpture.

Cappella Brancacci

In Piazza del Carmine is the beautiful Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, which was almost completely destroyed by a devastating fire in 1771.  Like San Lorenzo it has an unfinished facade in the rough; inside are the Brancacci Chapel and the Corsini Chapel, which miraculously escaped destruction. In 1424 Felice Brancacci, a wealthy merchant and politician, commissioned a cycle of frescoes on the life of St. Peter, protector of the family. The frescoes were done in part by Masolino da Panicale and his pupil Masaccio and then finished by Filippino Lippi around 1480.
The chapel has recently been restored; the sooty black layer of candle soot and the protective "film" made of egg and casein, used in the 18th century to brighten the colors, which had blackened the frescoes, now with exceptional brilliance and vividness, have been removed,

La Cappella Brancacci famosa per gli splendidi affreschi sulla vita di San Pietro
Palazzo Pitti la residenza dei medici e il bellissimo giardino di Boboli

Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden

The palace was built by the Pitti family in 1457 to a design by Filippo Brunelleschi. Originally the construction included only the central part of the present building.. In 1549 the palace became the residence of the Medici family.
In 1560 Bartolommeo Ammannati designed and built the large, opulent courtyard and added the two side wings. Cosimo II de' Medici had the forecourt enlarged and opened. The palace overlooks the famous Boboli Gardens, a monumenta park, a veritable open-air museum. Boboli is a magical web of "green architecture" adorned with sculptures that has inspired many of Europe's royal gardens, including Versailles.

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