Florence Sights

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Named for the Bishop of Milan, this 10th-century church once belonged to an order of Benedictine nuns. Just this side of austere, the...

Santa Croce

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Like the Duomo, this church is Gothic, but, also like the Duomo, its facade dates from the 19th century. As a burial place, the church...

Santa Felicita

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This late Baroque church (its facade was remodeled between 1736 and 1739) contains the mannerist Jacopo Pontormo's Deposition, the...

Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi

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One of Florence's hidden treasures, a cool and composed Crucifixion by Perugino (circa 1445/50–1523), is in the chapter house of...

Santa Maria Novella

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The facade of this church looks distinctly clumsy by later Renaissance standards, and with good reason: it is an architectural hybrid.

Santa Maria del Carmine

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The Cappella Brancacci, at the end of the right transept of this church, houses a masterpiece of Renaissance painting: a fresco cycle...

Santa Trinita

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Started in the 11th century by Vallombrosian monks and originally Romanesque in style, the church underwent a Gothic remodeling during...

Santissima Annunziata

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Dating from the mid-13th century, this church was restructured in 1447 by Michelozzo, who gave it an uncommon (and lovely) entrance cloister...

Santo Spirito

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The plain, unfinished facade gives nothing away, but the interior, although it appears chilly compared with later churches, is one of...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Jews were well settled in Florence by the end of the 14th century, but by 1570 they were required to live within the large "ghetto,"...