Badia Fiorentina, Florence

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The Badìa Fiorentina is an abbey and church now home to the Monastic Communities of Jerusalem situated on the Via del Proconsolo in the centre of Florence, Italy. Dante supposedly grew up across the street in what is now called the 'Casa di Dante', rebuilt in 1910 as a museum to Dante (though in reality unlikely to be his real home). He would have heard the monks singing the Mass and the Offices here in Latin Gregorian chant, as he famously recounts in his Commedia: "Florence, within her ancient walls embraced, Whence nones and terce still ring to all the town, Abode aforetime, peaceful, temperate, chaste." In 1373, Boccaccio delivered his famous lectures on Dante's Divine Comedy in the subsidiary chapel of Santo Stefano, just next to the north entrance of the Badia's church.
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  • Tucked away from the chaos, discover this lovely church. It is peaceful. The church is lovely inside and the perfect opportunity to refresh.  more »
  • We stopped in the morning after going through the Bargello, and nothing was going on inside the church then. The church was dark and you could only view a little of it, though you could see the altar....  more »
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  • Wonderful discovery. A Baroque church which includes medieval fresco in the cloyster by a unnamed maestro, called the Maestro del chiostro delle arance, the Master of the orange cloyster. The frescoes depict the stories of Saint Benedict in a style which looks a development of Giotto, with marvelous details of true life. In the Church you can also find other frescoes of the school of Giotto, including a fascinating Christ full of humanity, a Vasari and a Filippino Lippi. The architecture of the church is baroque offering a travel in time from middle age to early modernity.
  • Experience a beautiful mass, sung by nones and priests, even if you are not a believer.

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