Il Borgo Ognissanti

30 September 2020 - 18:00

Wednesday Lecture, at the Harold Acton Library and online, on Zoom

by Jeremy Boudreau


Jeremy Boudreau’s wildly entertaining Florence Neighbourhoods series returns with a virtual visit to  Il Borgo Ognissanti

Beginning with the founding of the church of San Salvatore dei Ognissanti of by the Order of the Humiliati in the 13th century, the neighbourhood developed in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in the area connecting the ancient centre to the city’s western gate leading to Prato. Jeremy will examine the history and decoration of the church and its adjoining cloisters, as well as the surrounding streets and squares, and the resting places of celebrated locals including Sandro Botticelli and Amerigo Vespucci.

The talk will last about 40 mins, and will be followed by a discussion.  


There are two ways to join the event: 


1)  In person at the Harold Acton Library of the British Institute of Florence.
Please reserve your place here, as seats are strictly limited because of COVID safety regulations.


2) On Zoom (no reservation necessary), simply clicking on this link: at 18:00 on Wednesday 30th September

Once you have downloaded ZOOM. All you have to do is click on the meeting link to join the videoconference. 


There is no charge for seat reservations or to attend the event on Zoom, but we ask you to consider making a donation to support the Institute and its beautiful library if you wish to attend an event.

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