Benozzo was very appreciated for his paintings which were both cultured and “popular”, capable of charming and educating with grace and knowledge. More than five centuries have passed, but Benozzo still lives in the hearts and minds of the locals. He used to work for the Pope in Rome and the Medici family in Florence, but he was also attracted by the rustic beauty of this valley.
The Madonna della Tosse has got this name because the devotees prayed in this chapel for healing of their children, sick of pertussis.
The computer technology project curated by the Institute of the History of Science of Florence, allows the visitor to see and to know the whole artistic path of Benozzo Gozzoli.