Chiesa di San Firenze (San Filippo Neri) - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 46.185 E 011° 15.465
32T E 681713 N 4848777
Quick Description: The Complesso di San Firenze is one of the rare examples of the Baroque style in the center of Florence, the most important of the late period of this style.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 9/28/2013 7:22:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ5MR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 6

Long Description:
"This is one of the few samples of Baroque architecture in Florence. In 1645, Philippine fathers began construction of a new church in the area between Borgo dei Greci and via dell'Anguillara, where the ancient church of S. Lorenzo used to stand.

In spite of Giuliano de Serragli’s heritance, the high cost prevented the construction of the ambitious initial project. In 1668 the construction of a smaller church, dedicated to S. Filippo Neri, began. Its stone façade was completed in 1715, on a project by Ferdinando Ruggieri.

It was only between 1772 and 1775 the complex reached its actual size. Zanobi del Rosso built the new oratory on Borgo de’ Greci’s side, symmetrically reproducing the Ruggeri’s façade. The two buildings were then united by the monastery’s prospectus.

The three sections that compose the prospectus, from which a grand staircase departs, are the original church, the monastery and the Philippine fathers’ oratory. The monastery and the oratory are now the seat of the Tribunal of Firenze, which hosts the famous staircase by Zanobi del Rosso. The ancient oratory is now used as a judgement hall and is only opened in occasion of an audience."

From: (visit link)
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1645

Dominant Architectural Style: Baroque

Diocese: Diocese di Firenze

Piazza San Firenze
Firenze, Italy

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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