Florence, City of God

Monasteries, Convents and Parish Churches

Florentines were a religious bunch, and the number and placement of houses of worship in the city show the many options close at hand. Though nominally members of a given parish, Florentines mught visit any number of civic, cathedral, monastic or guild churches to assuage their fears and soothe their souls. This map shows the monasteries and convents of the city’s religious orders, as well as the parish churches dispersed through the urbs.

Larger churches are monasteries or convents, smaller churches are parish ecclesiae.

For more on the mapping of parish churches and identities, see the chapter “Thinking and Using DECIMA” by Colin Rose in Mapping Space Sense and Movement.

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This project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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