Weekend among the wonders of the Cathedral

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Location: Santa Maria del Fiore

Address Piazza del Duomo , Firenze

Date: Saturday 12 June 2021


Discovering the artistic and architectural treasures by the Archeology Cooperative

Weekend among the wonders of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and in the hidden corners of "Siena out of the field" with Cooperativa Archeologia

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June two new appointments between the historic center of Florence and the beauties of the Tuscan hinterland

Florence, 11 June 2021 - The wonders of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Piazza del Duomo in Florence and the itinerary on the streets of Siena and in the secret corners that surround Piazza del Campo . A new weekend of guided tours by EnjoyFirenze® , the calendar of appointments of the Archeology Cooperative that leads among the treasures of Tuscany, in the company of expert guides and archaeologists. After the break imposed by Covid-19, a new cycle of meetings is scheduled in the places, in the history and in the secrets of the past of Florence and of the territory, by reservation required.

Saturday, June 12 , in the morning, a particular stratigraphic visit of the Cathedral and the square , to highlight the historical continuity of a place that from the first century BC saw the transition from a residential area for civil use to a religious area, with the foundation of the church of Santa Reparata, demolished in 1379 to make way for the construction of the new and larger cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore . An encounter with the city through one of its symbolic places, to learn about the history of the square and the Cathedral, but also the past and the urban events of the lesser-known Florence, the Roman and early Christian ones.

To follow, Sunday 13 June , a different itinerary, towards Siena and its beautiful but less known corners . A journey through streets, alleys, and palaces to discover legends, secrets, curiosities and masterpieces of art. There will also be opportunities to talk about Dante and his Comedy : Alighieri has in fact found a place in Hell, in Purgatory or in Paradise for all the major characters of his time, including some Sienese. From the basilica of San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi , in the Terzo di San Martino, other stories between grim and spicy await us on the road that will take us back to Piazza del Campo.

Following, Sunday 20 June, a visit to the Medici Park of Pratolino , an enchanted garden, which time has modified and destroyed but in which there are still in memory, basins, caves, fountains and the grandiose statue of the Giant of the Apennines, the work of the Giambologna. To conclude the review of events, Saturday 26 June , a walk to discover two Florentine churches and the masterpieces they contain, commissioned by important Florentine families: Ognissanti and Santa Trinita .

Appointments are by reservation required at 055-5520407 or at turismo@archeologia.it .

The events are organized in compliance with the Covid-19 regulations; to participate it is mandatory to wear a mask.

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