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San Giovanni in Florence

sabato 22 giugno  15.00 - 17.00

Battistero & Orsanmichele

Alexandra Lawrence

Editor-at-Large, The Florentine

Licensed Guide, Florence
and Province

Celebrate Florence: San Giovanni Battista

After studying Italian Literature at the graduate level, Alexandra Lawrence made her permanent home in Florence where she teaches journalism, contemporary Italian culture, and travel writing courses at several local universities. A member of the council of advisors for the Advancing Women Artists Foundation, she is particularly interested in female artists and patronage in Florence and Tuscany. In addition, Alexandra has written on several of the city’s most important restorations and has enjoyed getting to know many of the experts in the restoration field. She is a licensed professional guide for Florence and its province and is the editor-at-large of the English language newspaper, The Florentine.

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Art, history and spirit combine in this unique walk focused on Florence’s patron saint, John the Baptist. We begin at the Baptistery where we will admire exceptional 13th century mosaics that narrate the saint’s life and deeds. We will also take a moment to visit Andrea Pisano’s 1336 bronze doors as well as the Gates of Paradise, symbol of the glory of Florence. We will then make our way down via Calimala, discussing the history of the Festa di San Giovanni through the centuries before ending at the church of Orsanmichele - centre of commercial and cultural power - paying particular attention to Ghiberti’s monumental bronze depiction of our patron saint.

Consolato Generale
degli Stati Uniti d’America
Firenze, Italia