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The Badia was on my to do list while in Florence and I was unexpectedly impressed. From the street level, it can be overlooked when compared to other churches in the city. The interior, however, will leave you in awe. It has an air of...More
Literally two blocks north of Palazzo Vecchio, you would not notice this church/monastery if you had not read about it first. We had the good luck to attend a mid-day service that was graced by nuns and monks chanting prayers. Absolutely beautiful music and voices....More
This is a very old abbey and church that is now the now home to the Monastic Communities of Jerusalem situated on the Via del Proconsolo; not far from the Piazza della Signorina. They claim, but are not sure, that Dante grew up across the...More
Somewhat tucked away but also at a crossroads in the center of historic Florence, the Badia is a beautiful church and monastery that is generously often opened to the public. I wandered into it when weary from sightseeing and at once was refreshed by the...More
You really need to plan your schedule to be able to see this Benedictine church as it only open for tourist visits on Mondays 15:00-18:00, but it is definitely a place to discover. The carved wooden ceiling is stunning. On the upper floor of the...More
The 70m tall bell tower caught my attention from afar so I spent some time tracking its ownership. You can walk past and not even notice this Church of Santa Maria Assunta of the Badia Fiorentina, yep , a mouth full ! It is a...More
The Badia Fiorentina is both an abbey and a church and is home to monks and nuns. It didn't take us long to look around but to the left of the entrance is the church’s greatest masterpiece, the altarpiece showing the Virgin appearing to St....More
What seems like a church door opens into something far bigger with a cloisters, an impressive church & a working convent. Not the flashiest but worth a visit. Tends to be open in the mornings, shuts and is open some evenings, whilst we were there...More
I discovered this beautiful abbey by chance on a previous visit to Florence. This past trip, I looked high and low to try to find it again and I finally did with the help of the tourist people. I could picture it easily in my...More
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
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
as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.