After 9 months around Italy, the stunning wooden Crucifix by Michelangelo is back in Florence. Early work by the great Tuscan artist, it will be on display in the Church of Santo Spirito from Sunday 19 September, right at the center of the sacristy.
Florence Municipality, together with the Augustinian friars, are organizing several events from Sunday September 18 to Sunday the 26th celebrating the Crucifix. There will be concerts, conferences and guided tours. In particular, guided tours will be on September 20, 21, 23 and 24 at 10, 11, 12, 16 and 17. Tours are free and include the Church of Santo Spirito, the sacristy where the Crucifix is located, the cloister and several works by Poccetti generally closed to the public. In addition, at the end visitors can see the museum Fondazione Romano, rarely open to the public. Tours will be in Italian, to join in just go directly to the Church at the appointed times.
I think it’s really worth to go visit Santo Spirito, even if you don’t speak Italian, because it will be a special occasion to admire the beauty of Michelangelo’s Crucifix.