Convent of San Domenico, Fiesole

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Convent of San Domenico
Convento di San Domenico
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Entrance portico to the convent
Monastery information
Other namesConventino[1]
OrderDominican Order[1]
Established1406
People
Founder(s)Giovanni Dominici and the bishop of Fiesole Jacopo Altoviti[1]
Site
LocationFiesole, Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany
Websitewww.sandomenicodifiesole.it
Central part of the Pala di Fiesole by Fra Angelico

The Convent of San Domenico (Italian: Convento di San Domenico) is a Dominican convent in Fiesole, Italy, situated between the hill of Fiesole and the suburbs of Florence. It was founded in 1406 and completed in 1435 on the initiative of Giovanni Dominici and the bishop of Fiesole, Jacopo Altoviti, both of them friars at the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella in Florence.

Fra Angelico was a friar here, and painted several artworks for the convent, including the Fiesole Altarpiece and the Coronation of the Virgin (now in the Louvre of Paris).[2] Pietro Perugino's Madonna with Child between Saints John the Baptist and Sebastian, painted here in 1493, is now at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Also here is the 'Baptism' of Lorenzo di Credi, a free rendering of the Baptism in the Uffizi, the panel attributed to master Verrocchio and to Leonardo himself.

Since the 2016 Convent of San Domenico hosts Language Centre, the Human Resources Service and a part of the Budget and Financial Affairs Service of the European University Institute.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bondesan, Giulia. "The Convent of San Domenico: Discover Fiesole". Residence Fiesole. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Convento di San Domenico". European University Institute. 5 September 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2020.

Coordinates: 43°48′04″N 11°17′09″E / 43.80111°N 11.28583°E / 43.80111; 11.28583