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Florence Sights

Santa Trinita

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 12/04/2013

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Started in the 11th century by Vallombrosian monks and originally Romanesque in style, the church underwent a Gothic remodeling during the 14th century. (Remains of the Romanesque construction are visible on the interior front wall.) The major works are the fresco cycle and altarpiece in the Cappella Sassetti, the second to the high altar's right, painted by Ghirlandaio between 1480 and 1485. His work here possesses such graceful decorative appeal as well as a proud depiction

of his native city (most of the cityscapes show 15th-century Florence in all her glory). The wall frescoes illustrate scenes from the life of St. Francis, and the altarpiece, depicting the Adoration of the Shepherds, veritably glows.

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Piazza Santa Trinita, Florence, 50123, Italy



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  • Mon.–Sat. 8–noon and 4–6

Updated 12/04/2013


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