Santa Maria dei Candeli - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 46.424 E 011° 15.814
32T E 682169 N 4849232
Quick Description: Santa Maria dei Candeli is a former church situated in the Borgo Pinti in central Florence.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 1/14/2014 9:26:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMJXZB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
"Santa Maria dei Candeli is a former church situated in the Borgo Pinti in central Florence.
Initially founded in 13–14th centuries as a convent; the present structure was enlarged starting 1558, with a radical rebuilding in 1703 by the Baroque artist Giovanni Battista Foggini. The ceiling is frescoed with the Assumption by Niccolò Lapi, the right wall houses a St. Clair by Francesco Botti and a St. Augustine by Jacopo Vignali. The main altarpiece is an Immaculate Conception by Carlo Sacconi, flanked by a Transit with St. Joseph by Tommaso Redi.
The monastic order was suppressed by the Napoleonic occupation, and became successively an orphanage, an asylum, and finally a lyceum for training policemen. Renaissance frescoes detached from the refectory depict a Last supper, Annunciation, and Adoration of the Bambino, formerly attributed to Franciabigio, but which some now attribute to Giovanni Antonio Sogliani."

From: (visit link)
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Building converted to another use

Date of building construction: 1/1/1703

Diocese: Florence

Address/Location:
Florence, Tuscany Italy


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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