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La chiesa del Conservatorio di Santa Marta
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The Church of the Conservatory of St. Mary

The church re-opened for worship on 29 July 2002

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Montopoli in Val d'Arno
Via del Falcone, 30

The present conservatory is an adaptation of a pre-existing monastery built between 1592 and 1598 on the initiative of Simone di Sebastiano Gamuccini, a well-to-do Montopoli-born merchant. The church was built by in accordance with the will of Gamuccini's spouse, who asked the painter Ludovico Cardi, known as Cigoli, to execute the Resurrection of Lazarus for the high altar. Inside the church there is a painting depicting the Madonna with the Souls in Purgatory, attributed to Santi di Tito, a Madonna and Child with Saints by Michele Laschi, and a 14th-century Madonna with Child on wood panel.


Source: Pisa APT

 

Montopoli in Val d'Arno
A medieval castle between Florence and Pisa
For Boccaccio, Montopoli, with its imposing strongholds, was worthy of being called an “illustrious castle”. Long fought over between Pisa and Florence, it didn’t see peace even during this historic Battle of San Romano in 1432, depicted by Paolo Uccello in three paintings that are today housed in the Uffizi, Louvre and National Gallery in London. ...
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