Florence is home to some of the most interesting and amazing sights in Italy. Said to be the home to Renaissance artwork, it’s no surprise that there are so many amazing churches in Florence full of word rewound artwork. Check out our top 5 instagramable Churches in Florence that are worth visiting on your next trip!
#1 Santa Maria Del Fiori
Location: Piazza del Duomo, Florence
This beautiful church is Florence’s most iconic landmark, and is commonly known as “The Duomo.”
#2 Basilica Santa Maia Novella
Location: Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 18, Florence
Built in the 13th century, this church was Florence’s first great cathedral and houses several works done by Botticelli, Brunelleschi, and several other famous Renaissance painters.
#3 Santa Croce, Florence
Location: Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, Florence
This church happens to be the largest Franciscan church in the world, and it was first built at the end of the 13th century.
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#4 San Lorenzo, Florence
Location: Piazza di San Lorenzo, 9, Florence
Originally built in 393 A.D., this church is home to the resting place of the famous artist Donatello and Cosimo de Medici (the first patriarch of the powerful Medici family), as well as several chapels built by the Medici family and a collection of 3,000 manuscripts gathered by the Medici family.
#5 San Marco, Florence
Location: Piazza San Marco, 3, Florence
San Marco is home to a church and a convent turned museum; it also housed the famous painter Fra Angelico during the 15th century while he devoted his life to the Catholic Church.
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San Marco – Florence Italy 🇮🇹 #sanmarcofirenze #sanmarco_derflorenzianer.. – The actual facade of this church is from 1778 but behind there is a simpler gothic facade. This gothic facade was part of a of a project of Michelozzo, who has been invited by Cosimo de‘ Medici to modernize the former San Marco church and the attached convent both in decay.. – A new Medici palace was not far from this place and Cosimo wanted to have this place restored and modernized. He invited Dominicans of the strict observance, a young reform order to move from their convent in San Domenico close to Florence.. – They accepted because their dormitory was burnt down. One of them was prior Antonino Pierozzi. He brought Beato Angelico with him from Fiesole and asked him to decorate the cells in the dormitory with religious frescos. Later Beato Angelico left Florence, worked for the Pope in Rome and when he understood that the Pope was suffering about the vacant bishop position in Florence, he suggested the prior Antonino with the words that the Florentines would be in good hands.. – Antonino accepted this position only after Pope’s order but once he wore the bishop regalia, he cared very well about his Florentines. He was strong enough to oppose Cosimo I who wanted the absolute power to implement his ideas of modernization in Florence. For that some democratic rules were obsolete for him like the right of secret vote.. – The relief on top of the facade shows Saint Antonino who protects his Florentines against some agressors endangering freedom and liberty. San Marco is the name of the church, but also Sant‘Antonino would fit because his tomb is in a chapel there dedicated to him.. – . #florencia #florenceitaly #livinginflorence #firenzecard #cittadifirenzeufficiale #firenzemia #florenceilove #adayinflorence #theflorentine #churchesoftheworld #artlovers #volgofirenze #firenzeamoremia #florencemylove #returntoflorence #italiainunscatto #loves_uniterd_firenze #vivoartesacra #church_masters #topofflorencefoto #firenze4ever