The Sant'Orsola complex in Florence

The future of Sant’Orsola is still a mystery (video from the drone)

FLORENCE, ITALY – Sant’Orsola will be restructured? This immense area, in the historic district of San Lorenzo in Florence, has long been stolen from the city but in the coming years it should be reborn to new life.

The monastery, which dates back to the beginning of the fourteenth century, returned to the evidence in 2012 when it was identified the tomb of Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, considered the woman portrayed by Leonardo da Vinci in the Gioconda / Mona Lisa.

After having hosted the Tabacchi Manifattura in the 19th century, today the complex was reduced to a cementified skeleton, victim of a project that had never been completed in the area destined to the headquarters of the Guardia di Finanza.

Over the years there have been many restructuring projects, but no one has yet come to light. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan City of Florence, owner of the building, has allocated 9 million euros to restore the exterior facades of the complex.

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