The Basilica of Santo Spirito is one of the most evocative places in Florence. It is located on the right bank of the Arno river and was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Since its establishment, it has always been governed by the Friars of the Order of Saint Augustine. Inside there are works by the…
Its characteristic mixtilinear facade is the background of the homonymous, lively and picturesque square. The harmonious and linear interior is the work of Brunellechi, who reached the extreme results of his artistic career here. It holds important works by Michelangelo, Filippino Lippi, Sansovino.
The best street nightlife, a square full of young that use to live in Florence. Peoples sitting on the church's steps.
“We arrive in Piazza del Cestello. Here is the church of San Frediano in Cestello with its high dome. Inside, the light plaster creates an overwhelming brightness. A secret: listen carefully to the sound coming from the facade and close your eyes. You feel as if you were sailing on the waters of the Arno!”
“The Brancacci Chapel (in Italian, "Cappella dei Brancacci") is a chapel in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence, central Italy. It is sometimes called the "Sistine Chapel of the early Renaissance" for its painting cycle, among the most famous and influential of the period. Construction of the chapel was commissioned by Felice Brancacci and begun in 1422. The paintings were executed over the years 1425 to 1427. Public access is currently gained via the neighbouring convent, designed by Brunelleschi. The church and the chapel are treated as separate places to visit and as such have different opening times and it is quite difficult to see the rest of the church from the chapel. The patron of the pictorial decoration was Felice Brancacci, descendant of Pietro, who had served as the Florentine ambassador to Cairo until 1423. Upon his return to Florence, he hired Masolino da Panicale to paint his chapel. Masolino's associate, 21-year-old Masaccio, 18 years younger than Masolino, assisted, but during painting Masolino left to Hungary, where he was painter to the king, and the commission was given to Masaccio. By the time Masolino returned he was learning from his talented former student. However, Masaccio was called to Rome before he could finish the chapel, and died in Rome at the age of 27. Portions of the chapel were completed later by Filippino Lippi. Unfortunately during the Baroque period some of the paintings were seen as unfashionable and a tomb was placed in front of them.”
“The Brancacci Chapel : the fresco cycle of Scenes from the life of St. Peter, mostly painted in collaboration by Masaccio and Masolino between 1425 and 1427. Masaccio's application of scientific perspective, unified lighting, use of chiaroscuro and skill in rendering the figures naturalistically established new traditions in Renaissance Florence that some scholars credit with helping to found the new Renaissance style. The young Michelangelo was one of the many artists who received his artistic training by copying Masaccio's work in the chapel. ”