The last friar should turn off the lights.
It seems that the last four Dominicans left at the famous San Marco (where the Beato Angelico rooms are) are leaving, transferring their flag to Santa Maria Novella.
Thus, the centuries old convent will no longer be a place of religion, at least with the presence of Dominicans. I can’t tell from my scan of the article whether or not the diocese would take over religious services there. I suspect not.
The article in Italian is HERE. Sorry, no time to translate.
Some years ago an enterprising group of (mainly) American Benedictines revived the monastery in Norcia. Now they are growing, the town is reviving, and they are making splendid beer and enriching the area with their work and their prayer.
I have been hearing great things about what the Dominicans are doing in the Eastern part of these USA. Wouldn’t be great if a group of American Dominicans could revive San Marco in the heart of Florence? If ever a city needed religion…