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A walking tour to the not so known church of San Bartolomeo at Monte Oliveto, on a panoramic position above Florence but close to the city center.

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The complex was founded in 1334 by a small group of monks from the abbey of Monte Olivo Maggiore of Siena and then extended several times over the centuries. The most relevant intervention was the one by Michelozzo in 1454 which gave a new aspect to the building.

With a single nave and groined vaults, its interior still has many neoclassical frescoes dating back to the sixteenth century and several painted altarpieces, one of which attributed to Vasari’s school (if not painted by the artist himself). The painters you can admire here are Bernardino Poccetti, Sodoma, Poppi and Passignano.

Until the nineteenth century, there was also the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci before it was moved to the Uffizi.

The church can be visite every day from 10 to 12.30 and from 16 to 19, with some accompanied tours by the association “Amici di San Bartolomeo - Accademia degli Alterati” 

The church is also a venue for events like concerts and readings.

Info +39 347 3621127



Published: 6/5/2015

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