Author: Armando Buonaccorsi

February 11, 2010

Tabernacles: a city tradition

In continuing a centuries-old tradition, the Florentine bank, Credito Cooperativo Fiorentino, has sponsored a new sculpture of the Madonna and Child for a tabernacle on Via del Leone in San Frediano.  The terracotta Madonna and Child is the work of the Italian-American artist Dr. Alan Pascuzzi, who
March 22, 2007

Old home for new art

Florence is home to over 1,200 street tabernacles, many of which date as far back as the 13th century. Adopted from the Roman tradition, the tabernacles served as small, altar-like temples and represented the religious faith of local citizens. During the 15th century, many Florentine guilds and powerful