VISITA GUIDATA

SANTI APOSTOLI, FIRENZE
23 giugno | 16:30

Visita guidata della chiesa

in collaborazione con i volontari di Ars et Fides Firenze.


Referente:  
Laura Formichini Bigi

book Santi Apostoli at info@festacultura.org

The guided visit, offered simultaneously in English and Italian, will focus on some of the key pieces in the church. Still used in daily services, on the left of the apse is a polychrome terracotta tabernacle by Giovanni della Robbia. ( translate to italian)

È una delle chiese più antiche e ricche di storia di Firenze, dove hanno origine alcune delle più antiche leggende della città e la sua centralità in feste popolari come lo Scoppio del Carro le hanno valso il soprannome popolare di “Vecchio Duomo di Firenze”, nonostante non sia mai stata cattedrale della città.

The Church of Santi Apostoli is one of the few remaining Romanesque-style, Roman Catholic buildings in central Florence, Italy. It is among the oldest churches in the city, and is still known as “il Vecchio Duomo”. Built in the 11th century, and remodelled in the 15th and 16th centuries, it is one of the few buildings in the city to have maintained its High Middle Ages features.

A theological interpretation of significant artworks

The guided visit, offered simultaneously in English and Italian, will focus on some of the key pieces in the church. Still used in daily services, on the left of the apse is a polychrome terracotta tabernacle by Giovanni della Robbia. 

The high altar has a polyptych by Jacopo di Cione, Madonna col Bambino in trono tra angeli e santi, (1383), which also includes John the Baptist.

On the right hand side of the church is the Allegoria della Concezione by Giorgio Vasari (1541).

The church houses three flints (Pietre del Santo Sepolcro) putatively from the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The flints are linked to the ceremony of Lo Scoppio del Carro and the lighting of fireworks from the Portafuoco after a celebratory mass.

VENUE

 

SANTI APOSTOLI
PIAZZA DEL LIMBO, 1