LdM students uncover a hidden gem to the Florentine public
As part of the upcoming Tuscan Anglo-American Festival, LdM opens the doors of its San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini Church
More than 800 years ago, in the year 1206, a new church was built outside the city walls of the medieval city of Florence. Amid fields and vineyards, the Church of San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini became home to the Knights Templar, whose legendary stories are being told to the present day.
And it is here, in this medieval Florentine church, where LdM students will have the unique opportunity to dive into local history and pass their newly acquired knowledge on to curious Florentines and tourists alike.
On Friday 11 March, as part of the LET’S HELP: American Students in Service of the Community project, LdM students will guide visitors of the Tuscan Anglo-American Festival through the church, uncovering many of the secrets hidden within its walls.
Normally closed to the public, the church contains a number of important paintings, sculptures, commemorative inscriptions and tomb slabs. It was restored between 2000 and 2002 with the help of LdM Restoration students.
The guided visits to the church have been organized by the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici in collaboration with Marist College.
When & Where
Friday 11 March: Florence, LdM Auditorium, via Faenza 43 | from 9am to 12:30pm
Tours are free of charge and begin every thirty minutes. Advance reservation by email is required to book your preferred time slot.
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