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A journey into the Church of San Pier Scheraggio

The remains of the ancient Romanesque church of the Uffizi

On the occasion of Dante Day 25th March, we take you to the underworld of the Uffizi. It is an unprecedented archaeological journey into the belly of the earth through three different stratigraphic levels, perfectly preserved under the Uffizi's ground floor.

Here near the Arno River flowed the Scheraggio, which probably gave its name to the Romanesque church whose remains are still on view.
On the lower level of the building there was an even earlier room used in the very early Medieval Age, and even before, a Roman domus from around 1st/2nd century AD.