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50020 - Greve in Chianti (Fi)
Firenze - St. Mark Museum
The Museum of San Marco is produced in the cloister of the Dominican convent of San Marco and placed in the square. The Place, besides being famous for having hosted the Savonarola, was largely decorated with frescoes by Fra Angelico at the turn of XIV and XV century.
The history. In 1436 Cosimo the Elder, gave the convent and the church of 'Observant Dominicans' who settled there instead of Silvestrini-monks removed by Pope Eugene IV. On draft of Michelozzo, Cosimo (Pater Patriæ), he did restructure the second moderncanons of the time, making it become one of the most comfortable monasteries on the peninsula. The constructive
criterion is simple and elegant. A large building spaces from well-outlined and liveable but the most beautiful and elegant is the library that takes the form of a large room with three naves with coverage barrel. During the rengo Lorenzo 'the Magnificent', quest'ambiente became a meeting place for many humanists of the period as Angelo Poliziano, and Pico della Mirandola who could freely consult the books of the library. In fact, this is the first public library ever built throughout the western world!
The convent of San Marco was the first expropriation in 1808 during the Napoleonic era, but it returned in monks possession shortly, just after the fall of the French emperor. The second and final expropriation it was in 1866 with the R.D. of July 7, 1866 which included the removal of religious orders. Declared 'monumental building' of national importance, was open to the public in 1869. As in few images shown here, the most important artistic addition to architecture and the constructive work of the complex, are the paintings of Fra Angelico, monk-painter whose real name was Giovanni da Fiesole.
La Piagnona. "Legata alle vicende Savonaroliane, la campana della chiesa (detta la piagnona, come i piagnoni i seguaci del frate ferrarese) subì un curioso processo come punizione per aver suonato ad allarme quando i fiorentini si accalcarono al convento per prelevare il frate condannato per eresia. La campana fu staccata e portata in processione per la città mentre veniva colpita da fruste di cuoio per castigo. Fu deposta presso la chiesa di San Salvatore al Monte e non suonò mai più. Dopo essere stata conservata a lungo nel cortile del Museo topografico Firenze com'era, dai primi anni del 2000 è tornata ai luoghi legati alla sua storia, nell'attiguo museo di San Marco."