San Frediano in Cestello Church - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama showing the inside of San Frediano in Cestello in Florence.
San Frediano in Cestello Church - FURTHER INFORMATION
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The church of San Frediano in Cestello in Florence (Firenze) was built between 1680-1689. It dominates piazza di Cestello on the south bank of the Arno, standing between Ponte Amerigo Vespucci and Ponte S Trinita. It is one of the lesser attractions in Florence.
In the 1450's the site was occupied by a church attached to the Carmelite convent of Santa maria degli Angeli. Magdalena de Pazzi (1566–1607) was a nun in the convent who was famous for her 'ecstasies', visions of the divine will favouring church reforms. She was later canonized and her remains are now found inside a church dedicated to her in the center of Florence.
The interior of San Frediano in Cestello is decorated with a fresco Glory of the Magdalen and Virtue (1702–1718) by Antonio Domenico Gabbiani. In the cloisters is a statue to 'St. Maria Maddalena de Pazzi' (1726) by Antonio Montauti and the 'St. Bernard of Clairvaux Defeats the Devil' (1702) by Giuseppe Piamontini. The church also contains the 'Madonna in Glory with Saints' 16th century painting by Francis Curradi and 'Crucifixion with the saints and the Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence' by Jacopo del Sellaio.
Chiesa di San Frediano in Cestello
Piazza di Cestello
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Soderini 01 - Museo Luigi Bellini (6), Sant'Onofrio (D)