Basilica of the Holy Cross

Florence has long been deemed the cradle of the Renaissance, a cultural trend mirrored by virtually all forms of art, architecture included. Indeed, the political historic trajectory of Florence has... Basilica of the Holy Cross

Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is deemed the oldest cathedral in Florence and the most important Dominican establishment in the capital of Tuscany. The construction of Santa Maria Novella... Basilica of Santa Maria Novella

Chiesa di Ognissanti

The chief merit of the All Saints Church (also referred to as Chiesa di Ognissanti or, briefly, Ognissanti) lies in the fact it is on of the first Baroque churches... Chiesa di Ognissanti

Church of Holy Trinity

Built on the premises of a preexistent church pertaining to the Vallumbrosan order dating back as far as 1092, the Church of Holy Trinity (Chiesa di Santa Trinita) was meant... Church of Holy Trinity

Church of San Lorenzo

The Church of San Lorenzo (Basilica di San Lorenzo) is the one religious establishment in Florence which calls forth the keen collaboration between Michelangelo and the Medici family, given that... Church of San Lorenzo

Church of San Miniato al Monte

Though not as impressive by its dimensions as other noteworthy churches in Florence, the Church of San Miniato al Monte is a highly rated religious establishment of the capital of... Church of San Miniato al Monte

Church of San Salvatore al Monte

Nearby San Miniato al Monte there is the Church of San Salvatore al Monte (also referred to as San Francesco al Monte), and this close proximity is more of a... Church of San Salvatore al Monte

Church of Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi

The current Church of Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi stands out as an enlargement of a former religious complex consisting of a Benedictine church and monastery dating back to the... Church of Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi

Church of Santa Maria del Carmine

By force of its long construction period (1268 to 1476) and given the unfortunate episodes it had to undergo (a major fire in 1771), the Church of Santa Maria del... Church of Santa Maria del Carmine

Santa Maria del Carmine and Brancacci Chapel

By far, the main highlight of Santa Maria del Carmine is represented by the Brancacci Chapel (Capella dei Brancacci), which, again, survived the major fire which occurred in 1771. Despite... Santa Maria del Carmine and Brancacci Chapel

Church of Santa Felicita

Allegedly the second oldest church in Florence, after San Lorenzo, the Church of Santa Felicita dates back to the 4th century, though the current look of this establishment is the... Church of Santa Felicita

Church of San Felice

The Church of San Felice benefits from a fine location on the tourist circuit of Florence, neighboring upon the fames Palazzo Pitti, which ensures an enhanced tourist visibility for this... Church of San Felice

Church of San Frediano in Cestello

There is a particular link between the Church of Santa Maria dei Pazzi and the Church of San Frediano in Cestello. That is, on the current site on which the... Church of San Frediano in Cestello

Church of Sant’Ambrogio

The Church of Sant’Ambrogio (St. Ambrose) is literally one of the oldest structures in Florence, the nowadays church stretching on the alleged place where St. Ambrose himself stayed while visiting... Church of Sant’Ambrogio

Chiostro dello Scalzo

Chiostro dello Scalzo, meaning the Cloister of the Barefoot, is an edifice dedicated to St. John the Baptist, its name coming from the habit of walking barefoot of the participants... Chiostro dello Scalzo

Church of San Remigi

Located between Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza della Signoria, the Church of San Remigio has a particular charm characteristic of the small old churches of Florence. The current establishment is... Church of San Remigi

Great Synagogue

Another incredibly monumental religious establishment in Florence refers to the Great Synagogue (Tempio Israelitico or Tempio Maggiore), a structure built in a Byzantine-Moorish style which combines several heterogeneous elements which... Great Synagogue

Orsanmichele

Originally conceived as an oratory which subsequently turned into a grain trading center, Orsanmichele gained a religious weight only in late 14th century. Regardless of such aspects, Orsanmichele is a... Orsanmichele

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