You wouldn't expect the beauty inside from looking outside. A must see hidden delight of Florence. Botticeli's tomb is so discreet it took us ages to find it.
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If we hadn't have being staying in the St Regis hotel on the last night of our trip to Tuscany we may have missed this gem There was a choir singing outside when we passed earlier in the week which attracted our attention It is...More
The Ognissanti is a beautiful church on the other side of the Arno river. There are a number of famous people buried here including (as we were told) Botticelli. Nice artworks and a serene quiet atmosphere!
The Piazza di Ognissanti is located on the right bank of the Arno River, just to the west of the historic center of Florence, Italy. The monument in the piazza is “Hercules and the Lion” by Romano Romanelli, 1935, the work of a member of...More
We love all his paintings and were pleasantly surprised to find out this was his burial ground. Bring your letter to leave for him since there's a basket for visitors to leave him their message. Also Ghirlandaio's Last Supper is here but currently under restoration...More
Very quiet and sacred place. They have lots of beautiful but immaculate paintings or statues at there. Above all, crucifixion created by Giotto was worth watching. It was gorgeous and ornate but on the other hand, I felt something warm and gentle from this.
Beautiful frescoes by Ghirlandaio and Botticelli. Companion pieces: St. Augustine and St Jerome in their studies. The church is very quiet (check for hours) and offers dozens of important pieces. Don't miss the Last Supper fresco in the Vespucci chapel... Florentines say that one of...More
There was a church service going on when we arrived around 10:30 on a Sunday. We just stayed for a short while - but the small church had an old quaint feel to it. We enjoyed the chanting that was going on while we were...More
While discovering the area by the River Arno we came across the lovely 13th. century Ognissanti or Old Saints Church. Very quiet and peacefull with some beautifull works by famous artists.Really enjoyed walking around the courtyard near the church looking at all the statues and...More
We found this quiet old church regularly closed to visitors while "religious functions" were taking place. But as our hotel was across the piazza we eventually found a moment to look inside the dull grey facade. Hardly anyone inside but a Franciscan monk tending to...More