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Piazza Santa Trinita, Florence

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Santa Trinita is a Roman Catholic church located in front of the Piazza of the same name, traversed by Via de' Tornabuoni, in central Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy. It is the mother church of the Vallumbrosan Order of monks, founded in 1092 by a Florentine nobleman. South on Via de' Tornabuoni is the Ponte Santa Trinita over the river Arno; across the street is the Palazzo Spini Feroni.
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  • Maybe because everyone is busy looking at the shop windows of via Tornabuoni, perhaps for trivial Mannerist façade, perhaps due to the dark Interior, maybe for hours (afternoon opens at 1600) ... the fact is that few tourists visit. Which is unfortunate, because it's free and has many Renaissance masterpieces, primarily the Sassetti Chapel frescoed by Ghirlandaio! Prepared coins to turn on the lights!
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  • Amazingly only 100 reviews for this Pearl of the Florentine art evidently out from classic sightseeing tours. Of course it is not at the level of straconosciute Santa Maria del fiore, Santa Croce, San Miniato, Santa Maria Novella, but it's still a beautiful Basilica filled with surprises inside. Innanziatutto is located in via de Tornabuoni one of the most beautiful streets in the world and the world's finest aggiugerei, the walk of fashion I would say. (Fashion that like almost everything comes to Florentia). Outside the church a Florentine columns, the column of Justice, erected in 1554 by Cosimo I to celebrate victory over Siena, as it seems that the Grand Duke was in that place. Behind the column two beautiful palaces: Buondelmonti and Spini Feroni. It seems that where is now the Church was a forerunner, called Santa Maria dello Spasimo, built by monks from Vallombrosiani in 1036. Pasha/leggenda history on the founder of Gualberto Visdomini told the story of the water of the ciabatta but this is really another story that I don't write otherwise we lose the thread. Above Santa Maria dello Spasimo Neri di Fioravante built Holy Trinity in 1250-60. The beautiful Baroque façade was altered to half of ' 500 by Bernardo Buontalenti (the inventor of cream;-)). The three-nave interior is full of artworks, largely to the patronage of some families such as iSassetti the Davanzati and Strozzi. The most beautiful chapel is without doubt the right of the high altar the Sassetti Chapel. (Francesco Sassetti was a close friend of the magnificent) It is entirely frescoed by Ghirlandaio in 1482. The frescoes are beautiful and special as portray a spectacular Florence quttrocentesca. The frescoes are about stories from the life of St. Francis (stigmata of St. Francis, the confirmation of the rule). Here the Ghirlnadaio has ignored that the confirmation of the Franciscan rule took place in Rome with the Pope Onofrio III and transposed the contemporary scene in Florence. Indeed in ffesco you recognize piazza Signoria and loggia de Lanzi.In this fresco left recognize Francesco Sassetti and Lorenzo the magnificent (a witness to the friendship between the two). Follows the miracle of child resurrected. A curiosity: the scene of the fresco is set in Piazza Santa Trinita. Then there is the altarpiece of the beautiful adoration of the shepherds. In the painting on the right we recognize the Ghirlandaio. Next to the blade left and Francesco Sassetti and his wife then buried in the chapel inside the Courses Black sarcophagi by Giuliano da Sangallo. See also the chapel Lorenzo Bartolini Monaco and the chapel of the relics of St. John Gaulberto founder, as already written, of the order of Vallombrosiani.
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  • This church, like the Ognissanti Church, is a church for a few ... This church define Church "niche", for real connoisseurs. Out from traditional and stereotypical tourist itineraries, this church embodies unique artwork, only to be admired. Of the original church only the Romanesque façade, beautiful. Whenever we pass from Florence this church, along with a few others, we visit ever. There is the absolute masterpiece by Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sassetti Chapel, perfectly preserved frescoes depicting the stories of Saint Francis and the tomb of Sassetti and consort, built by Giuliano da Sangallo. But this story I've written in previous review .... A terracotta attributed to Donatello, the tomb of Benozzo Gozzoli, one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, decorated by Luca della Robbia. The coronation of the Virgin by Bicci di Lorenzo, dated 1430. What do you want? Unmissable!
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