15 February 2024, The Tablet

Carving out a role

This trove of Renaissance sculpture is a must-see in Florence

Carving out a role

Donatello’s St Mark, left, and Ghiberti’s St Matthew, right.
photo: Anna Moore


It was built as a grain store, but it’s also a church, and now it’s a museum as well. And not just any museum: Florence’s Orsanmichele boasts some of the finest sculpture of the Renaissance. It’s just reopened after a €1.3-million (£1.1) overhaul, and if you’re planning to visit the city  it should be near the top of your to-see list.



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