Oratorio di San Sebastiano dei Bini - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 45.872 E 011° 14.819
32T E 680862 N 4848174
Quick Description: The oratory of Santo Spirito was built in 1287 and is located in the city of Florence.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 3/3/2014 1:47:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMK95W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 2

Long Description:
The sign reads:

"The oratory was built in the late 13th century to receive, together with its attached hospital, wayfaring pilgrims, and was presided over by various members of the Bini family, most notably by Bernardo di Piero Binim who enlarged and enriched it. The façade and the interior date from 1490, and the choir from 1525. It housed the Congregation of Abandoned Lasses (1567), and then in 1594 the congregation od Cristian Doctrine, organised by the Blessed Ippolito Galantini. This later congregation afterwards moved to Via del Palazzuolo, where it wasknown as the "Vanchetoni" or Silent ones. In 1632 the oratory became the first headquarters of the Orther of St Philip Neri, and in 1774 it became a hospice."
Group that erected the marker: City of florence

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

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Florence, Italy

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