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Chiostro dello Scalzo

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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
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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
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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
Florence Historic Center
+39 055 216725
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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!

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank David S
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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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

Date of experience: March 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank antonvanold
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.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Ibadanboy
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

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Stephen N
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

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank 245feap
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

Date of experience: May 2014
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