Basilica di Santa Trinita
Basilica di Santa Trinita
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A 14th century church is best known for its collection of frescoes by famous artists such as Ghirlandaio, Aretino and Monaco..
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kmtrixi
Oshawa, Canada109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This church was built by the Vallombrosan Monks. It has numerous beautiful chapel and wonderful art works. It also has a crypt you can explore.
Written 8 June 2024
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westy54
Sydney, Australia11,515 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The original Romanesque church was founded in the second half of the 11th century. The church was enlarged in the 14th century with side chapels being added such that its structure is similar to that which we see today. At the end of the 16th century Bernado Buontalenti was commissioned to renovate the presbytery and the facade, which is fairly austere apart from its honey coloured appearance, stone pilasters and entablature.

The interior of the church has a central nave with aisles on either side. Large stone columns support the arches separating them. There are unadorned rib vaulted ceilings in all three.

There are approximately 20 very ornate chapels in the church, most of which contain some wonderful artwork. Of note is the Sassetti Chapel which has frescoes and an altarpiece painted by Ghirlandou.

Worth a look if in the area.
Written 1 May 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,433 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Basilica di Santa Trinita is located on a small, triangular shaped square by the same name in the city centre. The church history dates back to the 11th century with the original construction being Romanesque in style. Late 13th and early 14th-century church expansion and reconstructions gave St. Trinity Gothic characteristics, while the Mannerist facade by Bernardo Buontalenti was added in 1593-94.

Within the basilica, you will find a Gothic layout with a central nave with ceiling vaults and two aisles with dimly lit side chapels. Several chapels of illumination machines allowing you to add light for 1 or 2 euros for a few minutes. This affording you considerably better viewing of various artworks and frescos, none more impressive than the Sassetti Chapel where you see the Life of St. Francis and prophecies of Christ's Birth frescos (1482-85) and Adoration of the Magi altarpiece (1485) by Florentine Renaissance Master Domenico Ghirlandaio. There are other very nice works within other chapels but the Sasseti Chapel was the highlight for us.

There is a small crypt that you can enter as well, requiring euro coin to provide light for you to see down below. The machine was not operational on the day so entrance possible at that time unfortunately.

Note: The attendant near the church entrance has Euro coins if you need to exchange notes so you've some coins to feed the various chapel illumination machines setup within the church.
Written 13 April 2024
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
This is a very nice old church. There is a crypt ad well. The church has amazing artwork. I’m unsure of it’s age but I’d guess that it’s over 500 years old. It was quite interesting to see.
Written 25 February 2024
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,532 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The current church was built during 1258–1280 at the site of a pre-existing 11th-century church.

It became a minor basilica in the 13th century.

There were multiple reconstructions occurred over the centuries to Gothic Style.

The facade is somewhat plain but nevertheless of historical significance.
Written 20 February 2024
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Ken T
Glen Oaks, NY902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
A beautiful old church dating back to the 11th century with some amazing frescos. It is free to enter and then enjoy the scenery. You will find family crests and crypts inside the church.
Written 1 October 2023
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Gill Murphy
Sowerby Bridge, UK569 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is a beautiful Basilica. We stumbled across it whilst walking along the river. Inside it is spectacular. Well worth a visit.
Written 23 April 2023
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Ramikat
Illinois377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This church has beautifully restored frescoes of the life of St. Francis. It is only open a few hours in the late afternoon and early evening. Worthwhile to plan to go there when its open. We visited around 5:30. The area with the frescoes are kept dark to preserve the art. You put a 2E coin in the box and the light goes on for a few minutes
Written 18 March 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is a wonderful basilica, which is somehow less visited by tourists. Such a shame as it's beautiful and impressive both inside and out.
Written 20 December 2022
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BaruchBarryPinnick
Ma'ale Adumim, Israel217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A book could be written of the overlooked gems in the centre of Florence, with the Basilica of Santa Trinita close to the top of the list.
The Sassetti Chapel, with its frescoes, are justifiably famous. But don't ignore the many other chapels in this relatively small church. Take your time and just absorb the art and history - and the spirituality if it speaks to you.
Some of the chapels are only really visible with coin-operated illumination, so make sure to bring a few one-euro coins. Admission is otherwise free.
Written 4 December 2022
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