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Author: STEFANO ZUFFI E DAVIDE TORTORELLA
English / USA Language: English / USA

The Green Cloister got its name from the background color of Paolo Uccello's frescoes that decorate the interior, which would be very beautiful if they weren't so poorly conserved! The cloister is on the left side of the church and was built in the middle of the 14th century. As you can see, the colonnades are made up of robust octagonal pillars.

Below one side of the cloister you can admire the ancient 14th-century Chapter House, which was named the Chapel of the Spaniards because in the 1500s it was used by the compatriots of Duchess Eleonora da Toledo. The large Gothic structure is completely covered by a spectacular cycle of frescoes painted in the second half of the 14th century, which depict scenes from Christ's life and unusual allegories of the Dominican order.

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