The Sanctuary of Monte Senario is located in a highly suggestive context: an isolated promontory, an oasis of greenery with a 360 ° view that includes the entire Mugello valley and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. The hermitage is one of the most important in the whole territory and according to tradition it was founded on 8 September 1233, when, on the day of the Nativity of Mary, seven Florentine monks, abandoning their wealthy life, retired to hermit life by founding the Order of the servants of Mary.
The complex was enlarged and enriched by Cosimo I De' Medici in 1539, then renovated in Baroque forms in 1717.
Inside the church there are valuable paintings including an Adoration of the Magi by Cigoli, in addition to the splendid wooden choir of 1707, carved in elegant Baroque forms. The refectory hosts Matteo Rosselli's Last Supper.
Not far from the church there are some caves that were the first houses, the first places of meditation for the Seven Holy Founders.
50036 Convento Monte Senario FI, Italia