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Churches in Florence



Santa Trinita Church

Santa Trinita Church This early Vallombrosian church was founded in the eleventh century and was almost totally remodeled in the sixteenth century. In the right transept we can admire the beautiful Sassetti Chapel (1480) with Ghirlandaio’s frescoes of Scenes from the Life of St. Francis set in Renaissance Florence.

In spite of the late Renaissance facade by B.Buontalenti, the church of S.Trinita is one of the most beautiful realization of Florentine gothic style.
The interior has a nave and two aisles with pointed arches and cross vaults. The restoration made after the damages of the flood,has brought back to their original beauty,the frescoes of the chapel.
The most notable works here are: the Annunciation ...



Santa Maria del Carmine

Santa Maria del Carmine The 14th-century building was almost completely destroyed in a fire in 1771.
The present structure is therefore 18th century and was built by G. Ruggeri and G. Mannaioni on a Latin cross plan with a single aisle.
The works inside include Vasari's Crucifixion on the third altar to the right.
One of the greatest works of the entire Renaissance came through the fire miraculously intact - the Brancacci Chapel in the right transept which preserves a cycle of extremely important frescoes which have recently been restored.
The frescoes were begun in 1425 by Masolino da Panicale, who painted the Temptation of Adam and Eve in the first compartment above right; St. Peter Resuscitating Tabitha in t ...



Badia Fiorentina

Badia Fiorentina The church of Badia is the oldest monastery in Florence and it was the first to be built inside of the old city walls. Its foundation dates back from the year 978.
It was completely reconstructed in many times, in the XIII century and again in the XVII century during the baroque period.
The bell tower near the Badia was built about 1310-1330 and started in romanesque style and completed in gothic style.
Inside you can admire many tomb of famous artists like Mino da Fiesole and Count Ugo, Marquis of Tuscana, who was the founder of many Benedictine Abbeys in Florence.
Inside of the Badia you can admire various famous painting by Filippino Lippi; the most important is the Madonna and St. Be ...



San Lorenzo Church

San Lorenzo Church The oldest church in Florence is the San Lorenzo church. It was consacrated in 393 a.c. by S. Ambrogio and dedicated to Lorenzo martyr; little is left of the church today. The church was rebuilt twice; first in 1059 (in Romanic style) and second (thanks to the Medici family who wanted to make a personal temple of it) according to the project of Brunelleschi (from 1418 to 1421) and after his death it was finished by Antonio Manetti in 1461. The last reconstrucion, the one we can admire today, is considered as being one of the best constructions of the Senaissance. The facade is not finished although Michelangelo had ideated a project wich has never realized.
The church interior is divided in ...



Santo Stefano al Ponte

Santo Stefano al Ponte The church was already existing in 1116.
It presents a romanesque facade where the inferior part is the most ancient with simple doors and round arches. The portal, with a two tone marble decoration, is of the end of the XIII century.
The church was completely restored after the damages caused by the II World War, and underwent new damages during the flood of 1966.
The interior is in the form of a rectangle. In origin it had a nave and two aisles but later on, between 1649 and 1655, it was remodelled by Francesco Tacca who made only one vast nave. It has a trussed roof on two different levels.
In the first part of the church there are, at its sides, altars of the XVI century, while at th ...



Santa Maria Novella Church

Santa Maria Novella Church The early Dominican basilica was rebuilt in the Gothic-Romanesque style at the end of the thirteenth century. The beautiful green and white marble façade was completed by Alberti around 1470. Inside the church there are many masterpieces such as the Trinity by Masaccio, the crucifixes by Giotto and Brunelleschi and, in the transept, the lively Renaissance frescoes by Ghirlandaio and Filippino Lippi.

Santa Maria Novella in Florence was the centre of the Dominican order; the church preserves a Romanic style on the outsides and Gothic one inside.
Its construction began in 1246 and was completed in the first half of 1300 by Jacopo Talenti: Leon Battista Alberti renewed the beautiful facade i ...



Santissima Annunziata Church

Santissima Annunziata Church The church rises where once there was the oratorio dei Servi di Maria. The church was rebuilt between 1440 and 1481 thanks to Michelozzo who built the first cloister and to Dell'Alberti who made many changes (the circular pulpit). From the facade of Santissima Annunziata in the square of Santissima Annunziata (with frescoes of Pontormo) we can enter the Cappella dei Pucci (to the right), to the first cloister or Chiostro dei Voti (in the centre), and to the Chiostro dei Morti (left): all these covered with frescoes of Andrea del Sarto (Madonna del Sacco), Pontormo, Franciabigio, Andrea del Sarto (La Nascita Della Vergine, The Birth Of The Virgin), Rosso Fiorentino and others...
A curious st ...



Orsanmichele church

Orsanmichele church This church was originally the grain market. The tabernacles decorating the four sides of the exterior had been under the patronage of the Medieval guilds and contain famous statues (mostly reproductions since the originals have been moved to museums) including Donatello’s magnificent St. George. Inside the church is a jewel of Gothic art, the tabernacle by Orcagna (1355).

Visit timetable:
From Tuesday to Sunday, From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Monday ...



Russian Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox Church The Russian Orthodox Church in Florence was built by the Russian community which passed long periods in Florence and it represents a significant chapter in the story of Florence. It was built by the best Russian and Florentine artits and during the years has suffered considerable damage.
Today we can admire it in all it's glory thanks to the restoring of the works of art on the part of the Soprintendenza dei Beni Ambientali and Architettonici di Florencethe five brilliant small domes shaped as onions, seen outside, are astonishing inside the church tall figures of Orthodox/saints populate the many coloured mural paintings and the icons in byzantine style. The precious building was built bet ...



Santo Spirito Church

Santo Spirito Church The unique façade of this church is the backdrop to the lively, picturesque piazza of the same name. The harmonious, linear interior was designed by Brunelleschi who reached the apex of his career with this project. The church houses important works of art by Michelangelo (the wooden crucifix) and by Filippino Lippi and Sansovino.

In 1444 Brunelleschi started building the church of Santo Spirito and was continued (and finished, in 1487) by Gaiole and Sant'Andrea who followed only in part, the original project of Brunelleschi. The high church steeple was built by Baccio D'Agnolo (1502).
In 1564 l'Ammannati began the big cloister and the rest of the church was often modified following the ...



SS Apostoli

SS Apostoli Begun in 1075, the church of the SS. Apostoli was a prototype for many other Florentine churches with its archaic Roman forms. Even though it is of modest size, the building has considerable solemnity.
The interior is full of atmosphere with a fine painted timber shed roof on compound piers which articulate the church into three aisles.
On the third altar of the right aisle is a panel with the Immaculate Conception by Giorgio Vasari (one of his best works). The apse contains the tomb of the archibishop Antonio Altoviti executed on design by G.B. Dosio (1574).
To be noted in the left aisle is a tabernacle by Andrea della Robbia, the tomb of Donato Acciaioli (1339) of Pisan school, and the ...



Santa Croce Church

Santa Croce Church The building of the church started in 1924 according to Arnolfo di Cambio's project but in reality was consacrated in 1443 in the presence of Eugenio IV. The Church was gradually enriched by donations from the rich, florentine families who were allowed. To be buried in the chaples inside the church.
In the interior many famous artists and others of every branch ok knowledge are buried. To mention a few, Machiavelli, Alfieri (Tomba di Canova, 1810), Michelangelo (tomba del Vasari, 1570), the sepocro di Galilei (tomba di Vincenzo Viviani, 1737).

The facade is o coloured marble from Carrara and designed by Cronaca (1857 - 63), while the church steeple was built by Baccani (1965).
The inter ...



Santa Felicità

Santa Felicità Erected on an old cemetery, was renewed in the XI and XIV and completed remodelled in 1736 by F.Ruggeri, who kept the portico by Vasari with the upper corridor that joins Uffizi Gallery to Pitti Palace.

The interior has a single nave with side chapels. The Capponi Chapel that Brunelleschi built for the Barbadori family, that was later altered, has some notable paintings by Pontormo such as the Deposition and the Annunciation that a recent restoration has revealed as one of the masterpieces of the artist and of the XVI century.

In the first chapel on the right of this eighteenth century interior is one of the greatest masterpieces of Florentine Mannerism, the Deposition by Pontormo who ...



San Miniato Church

San Miniato Church The church of San Miniato in Florence was started in the xi century and is, after the battistery, the best example of the Roman Florentine style.
The church was already present at the time of Carlomagno but the structure which we can admire today began at the beginning of the XI century on the part of Bishop Ildebrando. The church steeple collapsed in 1499 and was rebuilt following the projects of Baccio D'Agnolo: during the seige of the imperial troops (1530) the steeple was transformed by Michelangelo into a point of defence.

Only later, near 1870, the monumental cemetry and the staircase which joins the church to the Piazzale Michelangelo, were built. The facade was built starting fro ...



Santa Maria Del Fiore Church (Dome)

Santa Maria Del Fiore Church (Dome) The church of Santa Maria del Fiore (better know as the Cathedral) was the result of an architectonic project studied by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1296. The Dome was a work of Brunelleschi while the façade was completed in late 1800.
The Dome (ottagonal, 46 metres in diameter at the base, 114,5 metres in height) was built without the use of props to support the arches but whit a technique scrupulously studied by Brunelleschi, who fought against the scepticism of his fellow citizens. The idea of the project was to lighten the imposing structure using innovated machinery.
Brunelleschi won the competition instituited in 1418 but he had to wordwith another artist: Ghiberti.

Brunelleschi did not ...



San Salvatore al Monte church

San Salvatore al Monte church Behind the famous Piazzale Michelangelo there is the church called la 'bella villanella' by the Master.
It was begun in 1499 following a design by Cronaca and finished at the beginning of the XVI century and then restored in 1881.

The facade, in Renaissance style, is very simple as well as the interior with only one nave. In the convent of the XV century,the cloister is worth to be visited.

Via monte alle croci; from piazza Ferrucci, through viale Michelangelo.

Timetable:
Saturday 5.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Sunday 8.30 am - 5.30 pm ...




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