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The San Giovanni Battista parishThe San Giovanni Battista parish

In the main square, Piazza Giotto, we find the 14th century St. Giovanni Battista Parish Church. The building has undergone numerous renovations, the last one dated 1830. It is built in the shape of a Latin cross headed by a Renaissance style colonnade. It holds interesting 16th century paintings: Madonna with Child and Saints John the Baptist and Sebastiano by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio, and Madonna of the Rosary by Alessandro Fei.

Open every day from 8am to 12am and from 5pm to 7pm. Info: tel. +39 055 844167

 Closed to Piazza Giotto, in Corso del Popolo, we find the Oratorio San Filippo Neri, built at the beginning of the 17th century;
in the single nave inside, with conjuring-trick frescoes there is an end of the 15th century glazed terracotta, representing the “Madonna and Child”, attributed to della Rabbia’s workshop and a wax statue of the “Dead Christ” by Clemente Susini (1798), kept in a glass casket

Open on request: tel. +39 055 8449980

In the near vicinity, along a tree lined lane that leads back to Borgo San Lorenzo, we find the Sacred Art and Popular Religiousness Museum

Once on the Traversa del Mugello, on the way to Borgo San Lorenzo, past the town of Vespignano, we find the home of Giotto, and the 13th century San Martino Church.

 

Open on Sundays and holidays from 10.30am to 12.30am. Info: tel. +39 055 844167

Totally immersed in nature, lies at the foot of Monte Giovi. Here we find Sant’Andrea Church where Don Milani was the parish priest and founded the school and his famous teaching methods. Don Milani’s tomb lies in the little cemetery in front of the church in Barbiana.

Booking requested for opening. For visiting the church: Tel. Vicchio Church, +39 055 844167

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