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The Buonomini

The little church of San Martino del Vescovo (or dei Buonomini) is home to frescoes from the workshop of Ghirlandaio. The fresco cycle follows both the actions of St Martin of Tours and the work of the Buonomini confraternity in the local community.

I was fortunate enough to be visiting at a time when the frescoes had very recently been painstakingly refreshed.

The story of┬áthe mid-fifteenth-century lay confraternity of the Dodici Buonimini, or Twelve Good Men, is a fascinating tale…