San Giovannino degli Scolopi - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 46.479 E 011° 15.342
32T E 681533 N 4849317
Quick Description: The church of San Giovannino degli Scolopi is a minor church in the center of Florence, located on Via Martelli corner with Via Gori.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 2/25/2014 11:29:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMK7X7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
"From 1351 to 1554, the church was known as San Giovanni Evangelista, since the site had a small oratory dedicated to the saint. In the mid-16th century, Cosimo I applied the inheritance of a Giovanni di Lando of the neighboring Gori family to the erection of a church for the newly arrived Jesuits (1577). Construction began two years later on designs of Bartolommeo Ammannati, afterwards supplanted by Giulio Parigi and finally Alfonso Parigi il Giovane, who completed the work in 1661. The Jesuit Order was suppressed in 1775, and the church was passed to the Piarist or Scolopi Fathers. It was restored in 1843 by Leopoldo Pasqui.
The ceiling was frescoed (1665) by Agostino Veracini[clarification needed] and stucco statuary designed by Camillo Caetani. It also has frescoes by Alessandro Fei (il Barbiere) and canvases by Jacopo Ligozzi, a St. Francis Saverio preaching to natives by Francesco Curradi, and a Christ and the Canaanite in the second chapel on left by Alessandro Allori. Girolamo Macchietti painted a crucifix."

From: (visit link)
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1579

Diocese: Firenze

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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