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Badia Fiorentina

Via del Proconsolo | Via Dante Alighieri, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 211006
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Small Group Tuscany Day Trip From Florence with Chianti, Siena and San Gimignano
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The oldest monastery in Florence: a Benedictine abbey. Dante used to meet Beatrice here.
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Via del Proconsolo | Via Dante Alighieri, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We had the place to ourselves and it was peaceful and charming. One can see the impressively tall bell tower from some streets away, but it is difficult to ascertain how to find it. In Florence, it is so nice to be able to visit...More

Thank antiques223
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This beautiful 10th century Benedictine Abbey was founded by the widow of Margrave of Tuscany. The church bell in the top of the tower inspired Dante to mention it in his Paradiso. Besides all the usual frescoes and historical marble statues scattered around the Church...More

2  Thank Hanger24
Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a nice church, tucked away off the main streets. It was a spiritual find too. When I went there, I was treated to a prayer service sung by the monks and nuns of the Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem, originally from Paris. The music...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We visited on our last morning in Florence. I had "popped" my head in the previous evening during Vespers, but didn't want to disturb. Lovely, quiet and an oasis from the hustle and bustle outside. Whether you are religious or not (I'm not), I find...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I popped in to see the church around 6:30pm and the Monks and Nuns were singing the most lovely mass. It was acapella and magical. I tried a couple more times to attend a service but missed...what a shame! This is a true gem of...More

1  Thank Allen B
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I went with my wife to sit in on Vespers one day last week. Within the context of Florence today (full of tourists with most of the economy reliant on catering to non-Italians) it felt almost like an oasis. The abbey continues a daily ritual...More

Thank desertdiver_11
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I almost do not want anyone else to know about this place but I feel it will add such a special quality to your stay in Florence. Go to vespers at 6pm and hear the service sung by the monks and nuns who have a...More

2  Thank 428rose
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This abbey was originally built by the Benedictines in 978 as a monastery and is located across the "Casa di Dante" museum and near the Bargello Palace Museum in the center of Florence. A hospital was established in the abbey in 1071 while the church...More

2  Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 25 January 2016

The Church is nothing special compared with other churches in Florence. Thus it makes a big contrast when you pay to visit such a church when other churches with more to see are free. Inside the church there is a Filippino Lippi that is worth...More

Thank Pierre B
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Happened to be in time for 11.00 Mass, Sunday 25/10/15, even though on the way to the Duomo. Experienced absolute peace and calm as soon as I entered this wonderful church and I shall treasure the memory of Mass here for the rest of my...More

Thank Victoria538
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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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