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Chiostro dello Scalzo

Via Cavour 69, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #68 of 214 Attractions in Florence
Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This little-known cloister is one of the most beautiful spaces in the city, holding some of the...
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Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This little-known cloister is one of the most beautiful spaces in the city, holding some of the most important frescoes of the 1500s. The monochrome walls of the cloister feature the masterpiece frescoes of Andrea del Sarto.

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london
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Somewhere away from the teeming hordes. A cloister painted by the underated Andrea Del Sarto although Michelanagelo rated him as a painter. The whole cycle is painted in grisaille technique to show his mastery of the painted form. Based in the life of John the Baptist the whole place and work excudes calm and serenity something in short supply in... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Chiostro dello Scalzo will give you one of the best artexperiences you can get in Florence. It is very close to San Marco and the Medici-Riccardi palace, so if you are in this area when this place is open, go! The adress is Via Cavour 69, opening times: Monday, Thursday, 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday, 2nd and 4th Sunday... More 

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This cloister houses the Andrea del Sarto frescoes depicting the life of St. John the Baptist. The cloister is a bit away from most of the tourist attractions, but it is within walking distance. It is open limited hours, so check the internet for opening hours. We were there on a Monday morning. Admission is free, but they do ask... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This little known gem is located a little bit outside of the perimeter usually visited by tourists, but it is wortth walking (less than two blocks) from the S. Marco church to visit the Chiostro. There is catch: the visiting hours are restricted (no visits after 1:50 PM) and quite complicated to figure out - if I understood correctly Mondays... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Chiostro dello Scalzo is one of the most delightful, as well as one of the most tranquil, spaces in the whole of Florence. The cloister is only open on Monday, Thursday and Saturday morning, but if you happen to be in the city at any of those times, make sure you visit it. You will not be disappointed. The... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

An interesting, unique, beautiful and quiet little rectangular shaped cloister that once led to a chapel of the Compagnie dello Scalzo In c1508 the renowned artist Andrea del Sarto, who was a member of the Scalzo, was commissioned to paint the series of 12 frescoes, that can be seen here, depicting the life of St. John the Baptist in 'grissaille'... More 

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Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

I'd recommend once you are in Florence. Maybe it's not very famous but it's worth to see because of the cycle of grisaille frescoes (of the life of St. John) by Andrea del Sarto and Franciabigio. It's quiet and tiny (it used to be an entrance to the church) but unique and interesting even if you are not an art... More 

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