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Ognissanti, Florence

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The chiesa di San Salvatore di Ognissanti or more simply chiesa di Ognissanti, is a Franciscan church located on the piazza of the same name in central Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy. Founded by the lay order of the Umiliati, the church was dedicated to all the saints and martyrs, known and unknown.HistoryIt was completed originally during the 1250s, but almost completely rebuilt around 1627 in Baroque-style by the architect Bartolomeo Pettirossi. Soon after, a new façade (1637) was erected using designs by Matteo Nigetti, that conserved the glazed terracotta lunette over the doorway, which while resembling the work of Della Robbia, is now attributed to Benedetto Buglioni. Ognissanti was among the first examples of Baroque architecture to penetrate this Renaissance city. Its two orders of pilasters enclose niches and windows with elaborate cornices. To the left of the façade is a campanile of 13th and 14th century construction.The Umiliati, by the dedication and probity of the lay brothers and sisters, gained a reputation in Florence, and dedicated works of art began to accumulate in their severely simple church. For example, Giotto's celebrated Madonna and Child with angels (c. 1310) was painted for the high altar. Recent cleaning of the Crucifix in the left transept has led this work to be attributed also to Giotto. During the sixteenth century, the Umiliati declined in power, and in 1571 the Franciscan order assumed control of the church, and were able to bring to the church precious relics, such as a robe of St Francis of Assisi.
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  • Very close to Santa Maria de Novella, on the banks of River Arno, this church is frescoed guirlandaio, Virgin of mercy for Vespucci, Giotto cross family, precious and tombs of Boticcelli, next to that of his beloved model of his paintings, Simonetta Vespucci, and Amerigo Vespucci to which owes the name of America. Free entry, if there is cult do not leave to visit her.
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  • Interesting Church and personally identify myself with the colour blue on the front pad. Very nice inside and a must for all lovers of Giotto. Here is her crucifix. A surprise was also found the grave of Botticelli. Very very interesting.
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  • Enter this church and observe the frescoes is creepy. Sit and watch thanking all the beauty that the artists have left us. Don't. forget to visit.
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