San Lorenzo alle Rose
|San Lorenzo alle Rose|
Façade of the church.
A church at the site was founded around the year 1000; the facade is a rough stone and brick. The suffix of alle Rose is unclear; it may reflect the flora of the site or the early patronage of the Rossi family, landowners in the region. Later patronized by the Grifoni family. The church has undergone numerous refurbishments, and lost much of the original Romanesque style.
The facade has a portico with Tuscan columns. The main altarpiece is a 16th-century Annunciation with Saints attributed to the Maestro di Serumido. The lateral stone altars added about that same time include altarpieces depicting San Nicola di Bari (1596) by Andrea Boscoli and Saints Dominic and Catherine by Francesco Curradi. A Madonna and Child by Taddeo Gaddi is now in a lateral chapel to the left of the presbytery.
- I dintorni di Firenze: Sulla sinistra dell'Arno I dintorni di Firenze: Sulla sinistra dell'Arno, by Guido Carocci, Florence (1907): page 309.
- Tourism site for Impruneta.
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