The current Church of Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi stands out as an enlargement of a former religious complex consisting of a Benedictine church and monastery dating back to the 13th century, a work carried out in the late 17th century and early 18th century in a moderate Baroque style, though preexisting architectural elements and sculptural masterpieces managed to outlast the renovation works. Yet, other initial works, such as those pertaining to Ghirlandaio and Botticelli, were removed and replaced, some tend to believe, with less valuable items. However, the most notable and visible contribution is owed to Perugino, with several frescoes depicting various scriptural scenes, such as the crucifixion and various saints. The enlargement works were carried out in the honor of the back then newly canonized Maria Maddalena, member of the Pazzi family.

Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi
58 Borgo Pinti, Florence
Telephone number:
0039 (0)55 247 8420