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Chiostro dello Scalzo

Via Cavour 69 | Via XXVII aprile, 50123, Florence, Italy
+39 055 216725
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A Special Place

As others have noted, this is one of those special places you are happy to find in Florence. The... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
SelbyDale
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Impressive

This was right across the street from our hotel! We walked in and spent about an hour looking at... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
cpgz
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Somerset, New Jersey
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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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Via Cavour 69 | Via XXVII aprile, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

As others have noted, this is one of those special places you are happy to find in Florence. The columned space with the Andrea del Sarto frescoes on the life of St. John the Baptist is lovely. Using monochromatic pigments gives the room a very...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

This was right across the street from our hotel! We walked in and spent about an hour looking at the beautiful frescos. The woman working there was extremely friendly and helpful!

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

The Cloister of The Scalzo is a real hidden gem and as unusual a find as you will see in Florence. The cloister was decorated by del Sarto with about ten grisaille (black and white) frescoes of the life of St. John The Baptist. This...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

This is a quite obscure treat in Florence. I had not been in the 2 years I lived there, and the friend I went with (who lives there) hadn't been either. I believe 2 other people visited during the nearly 2 hours we stayed. The...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2017

For any one interested to see the work of Andrea del Sarto this is an excellent opportunity. He was a Renaissance master too little known outside Florence

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Reviewed October 19, 2016

Few tourists ever visit Chiostro dello Scalzo, which is a pity. I was taken by my guide as a part of the Salon/Sanctuary Sacro/Profano Festival, and this is one more hidden treasure our guide took us to see. It is located at 43°46'46.4"N 11°15'34.2"E, at...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2016

The Chiostro dello Scalzo is a cloister that depicts some work of Andre Del Sarto. Located on Via Cavour, it is a nice quiet space that has a lot of work depicting the life of John the Baptist.

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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...More

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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...More

3  Thank 245feap
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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...More

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the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
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