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 Gothic Itinerary 

If you are interested in gothic architecture, we suggest you to visit the following.


- the Cathedral Church of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), the Basilica of Santa Croce, the Church of Santa Maria Novella. The three above mentioned churches, constitute the principal examples of Gothic religious architecture in Florence. The new forms, imported into Italy by the Cistercians fused on the Arno with the classic taste and geometric two-colour decoration which characterizes the tradition of florentine architecture. The result was an original interpretation of the Gothic, in the which the accentuated ascending movement of the churches north of the Alpes was moderated in a more measured and perfectly finished concept of space.
Other examples of gothic religious architecture in Florence are: the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the church of Santa Trinita, the church of San Remigio.
The Palazzo Vecchio (City-hall) can be considered as an example of gothic civil architecture where the style north of the Alps is combined with local tradition.

- the most magnificent creation in Florence of gothic art is the tabernacle by Andrea Orcagna, located in the Church Orsanmichele.
- the southern door of the Baptistery by Andrea Pisano. Statues in the Bargello Palace (National Museum of Sculpture).
- Museum Opera del Duomo (statues by Arnolfo di Cambio, the panels by Andrea Pisano, Giotto etc.).

Giotto's masterpieces: Uffizi Gallery, Bardi Chapel and Peruzzi Chapel in Santa Croce Church, Coronation of the Virgin in the Baroncelli chapel of Santa Croce church (a panel signed by Giotto but lacking the usual powerful style and workmanship of this master).
Other examples of gothic painting (frescoes or panels), are shown in the Uffizi Gallery (school of Giotto, painters from Siena), in the church of Santa Croce (Agnolo Gaddi, Taddeo Gaddi, Giovanni da Milano etc.), in the church Santa Maria Novella (n Nardo di Cione, Andrea da Firenze) and in many other churches all over the city.

For opening hours of Museums and Churches, see the Museums TTables.


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