The 15th-century compound, Le Murate, was originally a convent dedicated to the Santissima Annunziata and Santa Caterina. The nuns living in the building use to be called Le Murate, which literally means 'walled-in.' From 1883 to 1985, the place became the public jail of Florence, then in 2004, the genius of Renzo Piano was charged with remodeling. The future of this location is to upset the meaning of its own history, being that people used to be locked in, and now dissident artists come from countries with military regimes in order to let their voices be heard by this city.
Piazza Madonna delle Neve, Florence, Italy 50122Map