There is a particular link between the Church of Santa Maria dei Pazzi and the Church of San Frediano in Cestello. That is, on the current site on which the latter is built there used to be a Carmelite convent called Santa Maria degli Angeli in which Saint Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi lived and died, her body being subsequently moved in the church which bears her name. San Frediano has a rather Baroque look acquired in late 17th century, with and imposing dome designed by Antonio Maria Ferri, whereas the main body of the church has been designed by Gherardo Silviani and Giulio Cerutti. Antonio Domenico Gabioni is the one who frescoed the interior of the church., whereas other artists who have contributed to the asset of the church refer to: Jacopo del Sellaio (two paintings depicting the Crucifixion with Saints and the Martyrdom of St. Lawrence), Pier Dandini (fresco rendering scenes from the Life of the Founder of the Cistercian Order), Francesco Curradi (Madonna in Glory with Saints) and Bernardino Pocceti (the Last Supper). Though not as highly rated as other churches in Florence, San Frediano complements the tourist asset of the capital of Tuscany.

Name:
Church of San Frediano in Cestello
Address:
Piazza di Cestello, Florence

Piazza di Cestello, Florence

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