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Chiesa di Ognissanti

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Address: Borgo Ognissanti 42, 50123, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 348 645 0390
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09:00 - 12:30
16:00 - 19:45
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 12:30
Sun - Sat 16:00 - 19:45
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 12:30
Sat 07:30 - 12:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This little-visited church was one of Florence's most important churches...

This little-visited church was one of Florence's most important churches during the Renaissance. Botticelli is buried here, along with his muse, Simonetta Vespucci. Don't miss the exquisite Domenico Ghirlandaio "Last Supper," the very one Leonardo da Vinci admired before painting his.

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My wife and I arrived at La Chiesa di Ognissanti just as (an English-speaking!) wedding party was leaving, so we waited a few minutes before entering until the newly-married... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I arrived at La Chiesa di Ognissanti just as (an English-speaking!) wedding party was leaving, so we waited a few minutes before entering until the newly-married couple was celebrating with friends around limousines in the piazza in front of the church. We had gone to La Chiesa di Ognissanti especially to see the great artwork in the... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Yes, the same Amerigo whose name our country took! This global navigator was buried here in the 15th century. His family were Florentines and worshiped here. The exterior of the church is nondescript but the interior contains some incredible frescoes including one by Botticelli (St. Augustine) who is also interred here. The church is not on the typical list of... More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stayed across the street from this church. On our first day, we were walking around and decided to go in. My husband asked the monk if there was anything special or interesting here before we went in. He said no. We were pleasantly suprised to find out there is! Americus Vespucci and Botticelli are both buried here! The interior... More 

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New Hope, PA
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

An Italian relative of my husband took us here or else we would not have known the location or the significance. Some incredible works of art here and the remains of Botticelli. Worth a visit if you have a few days in Florence. Renovations are in progress so not all areas are accessible at this time.

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

If you are passing outside the church, at first you are not very impressed but when you go inside you find that is a lovely church with some nice art.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

A beautiful church which is rather plain on the outside and I'm sure bypassed by many. But the frescoes and paintings are just brilliant. A huge Botticelli. Unable to see the Last Supper frescoe as it was closed. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Chiesa di Ognissanti is a beautiful church in a lovely square in Florence. Quiet, full of peace and serenity and gorgeous facades. Definitely worth visiting

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

This SUPERB church crowns the beautiful piazza with the same name flanked by 2 of the most beautiful facades in Florence. The church with its wonderful decorations, peaceful atmosphere somewhat away from the main touristic circuit is a wonderful place to revel in the beauty of its stunning interiors, meditate and if so inclined, pray just few minutes away from... More 

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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This was the first church in Florence I went in where there were more religious people (in this case monks) than tourists. Having them walk around in their robes and sandals going about their daily business, whilst monk music (singing) was going on in the background made this feel more like a church should - a place for people dedicated... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

We discovered it by an accident on our first trip to Florence when we were looking for directions somewhere. The person we asked for help asked if we have been to Chiesa Ognisanti; we said no, so she told us about Ghirlandaio's "Last Supper" fresco. We've been to Da Vinchi's "Last Supper" in Milan, but this this church stands out... More 

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