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Florence is the capital city of the region of Tuscany and its rich historical, artistic and cultural heritage make it one of the main tourist destinations in Italy and Europe. Palazzo Medici Riccardi and Badia Fiorentina

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  • 1.
  • 2. Florence is the capital city of theregion of Tuscany and its richhistorical, artistic and culturalheritage make it one of the maintourist destinations in Italy andEurope.Founded in the first century the Romans, Florence hasbeen through many prosperousand dark periods. The cityexperienced the battles betweenthe Guelphs and Ghibellines, itwas a Commune and then a"Signoria" under the Mediciduring the Renaissance. It waspart of the Grand Duchy ofTuscany first with the Medici andthen under the Lorraines duringthe 18thcentury, up until itbecame a part of the Kingdom ofItaly in 1861. Cimabue, DanteAlighieri, Giotto, Brunelleschi,Donatello, Botticelli andMichelangelo are just a few ofthe famous Tuscan artists whocontributed to making Florencesuch a beautiful and importantcity in the world.
  • 3. Medici Riccardi Palace is one the most important monuments in Florence, a prototype of Renaissance and Baroquearchitecture. Medici Riccardi Palace hosts temporary exhibitions and experimental virtual environment for museums andgalleries.The palace was designed by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo for Cosimo de Medici, head of the Medici banking family, and wasbuilt between 1445 and 1460. The transition from the rusticated masonry of the ground floor to the more delicately refinedstonework of the third floor makes the building seem lighter and taller as the eye moves upward to the massive cornice thatcaps and clearly defines the buildings outline.
  • 4. The Museum itinerary startson the ground floor, thefulcrum of which isMichelozzo’s fifteenth-centurycourtyard, one of the mostsuggestive sites ofRenaissance FlorenceThe true gem of the palazzo isthe Chapel of the Magi,reached via the elegantseventeenth-century staircase.The chapel, built anddecorated in the fifteenthcentury, features aharmonious decoration ofenchanting beauty. Morespecifically, the frescoes ofBenozzo Gozzoli, morefamous even than the artisthimself, constitute one of themost eminent illustrations ofMedici Florence.Another important pole ofattraction of the museum ofPalazzo Medici Riccardi is themagnificent Galleria, createdat the end of the seventeenth
  • 5. Medici RiccardiPalace is the firstRenaissancebuilding erected inFlorence
  • 6. Cortile di Palazzo MediciRiccardi, Michelozzo’s fifteenth-century courtyard, one of themost suggestive sites ofRenaissance Florence
  • 7. Fra Filippo LippiMadonna andchild 1460Retro
  • 8. Medici RiccardiPalaceGallery of thefamous Florentinpeople
  • 9. Medici Riccardi PalacePerhaps the most important section of the palace isstill today the Chapel frescoed in 1459 by BenozzoGozzoli representing the Procession of the Magi. Thefrescoes explicitly referred to the train of theConcilium that met in Florence in 1439. As a matter offact many of the personalities portrayed are wealthyprotagonists of the time and members of the MediciBenozzo Gozzoli
  • 10. John VIII Palaiologos.
  • 11. Lorenzo de Medici as Caspar inGozzolis "Procession of the Magi"
  • 12. The Badìa Fiorentina is anabbey and church nowhome to the Fraternity ofJerusalem situated on theVia del Proconsolo in thecentre of Florence.Dante supposedly grew upacross the street in what isnow called the Casa diDante, rebuilt in 1910 as amuseum to Dante
  • 13. Entrance to BadiaFiorentinaThe prominentcampanile,completed between1310 and 1330, isRomanesque at itsbase and Gothic inits upper stages.
  • 14. The abbey wasfounded as aBenedictineinstitution in 978by Willa,Countess ofTuscany, incommemorationof her latehusband Hubert.A hospital wasfounded in theabbey in 1071.In 1307 part ofthe church wasdemolished topunish themonks for non-payment oftaxes. Thechurchunderwent aBaroquetransformationbetween 1627and 1631.
  • 15. Sung vespers at6pm and massat 6:30pm everyday. Locals andtourists alikeclaim attendingtheir Vespers orMass to be oneof the mostbeautifulexperiences inFlorence
  • 16. The BadiaPolyptych byGiotto, now atthe UffiziGallery, wasoriginallylocated in thechurch.
  • 17. Filippino Lippi, Apparition of theVirgin to Saint Bernard (c. 1486)
  • 18. Cloister of the OrangesThe attached Chiostro degliAranci (Cloister of theOranges) contains a frescocycle (c. 1435–1439) on thelife of St Benedict, whommany attribute to thePortuguese painter Giovannidi Consalvo, a generallyunknown follower of FraAngelico
  • 19. Fresco by Master of theCloister of the Oranges
  • 20. Fresco by Master of theCloister of the Oranges
  • 21. Sound: Cezar Ouatu - Vivaldi, Ottone (Gelosia, tu già rendi lalma mia)Text: InternetPictures: Daniela Iacob & InternetCopyright: All the images belong to their authorsPresentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş