(ANSA) – FLORENCE, DEC 22 – After two years of work, the restoration of the small chapel on the edge of the entrance courtyard of the Certosa di Firenze, known as the ‘Women’s Chapel’, has been completed. The inauguration ceremony of the place of worship, after the restoration, took place in the presence, among others, of Cardinal Giuseppe Betori, Archbishop of Florence and Andrea Pessina, Superintendent of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the Metropolitan City from Florence.
The restoration intervention, it is explained in a note, concerned the entire building, for which it was necessary to completely renovate the roof and the four facades which, considering the different characteristics and finishes they presented, were analyzed individually. Interventions also in the interior of the building, starting from the hall of the Church itself with its pictorial decorations and the suggestive coffered ceiling. In addition to these operations, adjustments and upgrading of both electrical and thermal systems were carried out. To complete the work, the recovery of the rooms located on the lower levels will soon be started, an intervention that will require a new project.
The restoration, it is explained, was made possible thanks to the Cr Firenze Foundation which allocated the sum of 220 thousand euros.
“I am very pleased to be able to greet the conclusion of the intervention for the restoration of the Women’s Chapel in the monumental complex of the Certosa of Florence – said Betori – particularly for the beautiful and constructive collaboration that led to its construction. The Women’s Chapel is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, central figure of this time of Advent, and is a welcoming symbol of the entire complex. It is very significant that it could be restored to give a further sign of the role that the Certosa today intends to carry out as a center of welcome and spiritual and cultural promotion for the city and beyond “. (HANDLE).
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