Badia Fiorentina - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 46.235 E 011° 15.469
32T E 681716 N 4848869
Quick Description: The Badìa Fiorentina is an abbey and church now home to the Fraternity of Jerusalem situated on the Via del Proconsolo in the centre of Florence, Italy.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 10/14/2013 6:59:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ9HA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"The abbey was founded as a Benedictine institution in 978 by Willa, Countess of Tuscany, in commemoration of her late husband Hubert, and was one of the chief buildings of medieval Florence. A hospital was founded in the abbey in 1071. The church bell marked the main divisions of the Florentine day. Between 1284 and 1310 the Romanesque church was rebuilt in Gothic style, but in 1307 part of the church was demolished to punish the monks for non-payment of taxes. The church underwent a Baroque transformation between 1627 and 1631. The prominent campanile, completed between 1310 and 1330, is Romanesque at its base and Gothic in its upper stages. Its construction was overseen by the famous chronicler Giovanni Villani.
Today the Badia is the home to a congregation of monks and nuns known as the Fraternita' di Gerusalemme. They have sung vespers at 6pm and mass at 6:30pm every day. Locals and tourists alike claim attending their Vespers or Mass to be one of the most beautiful experiences in Florence."
From: (visit link)
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Diocese: Diocese di Firenze

Address/Location:
Firenze, Toscana Italy


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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