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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata - Chiesa di Santa Maria della Scala

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Address: Via Cesare Battisti, 50123, Florence, Italy
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Beautiful Interior

The Church of the Santissima Annunziata is worth seeing. The interior is beautiful and there is plenty of art. I especially enjoyed seeing the frescoes on the walls. The golden... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

The Church of the Santissima Annunziata is worth seeing. The interior is beautiful and there is plenty of art. I especially enjoyed seeing the frescoes on the walls. The golden ceiling was decorated between 1664 and 1670 to a design by Baldasarre Franceschini, known as Volterrano. There are several sculptures that are also very good.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

At the Northeastern side of the piazza lies this gem. The piazza is out of the way, at the end ov Via de Servi, with only one small hotel and sandwich shop on one corner. This is a local church, a medium size cathedral that has many wonderful chapels lining the aisles, with frescoes and statuary. As in most churches... More 

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Negotino, Negotino, Macedonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

The Basilica of the Annunciation is my favorite church. I accidentally visited with my friends and we were amazed by this ancient beauty, introduced in church. Most remarkable are the frescoes that decorate the walls, made ​​to narrate the life of the Virgin The church is very rich of decorations. For me the most striking is the beautiful baroque decoration... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

This is absolutely my favorite church in Firenze. Many years ago I lived on Via della Pergola and this was my parish church. I remember being invited to a parish dinner and meeting the Mayor of Firenze!!!

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

Absolutely worth a visit. The church is very rich of decorations and chapels, in a word MAGNIFICIENT. It leaves you wordless, a real Florentine jewel

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

A brilliant church. It is well used by locals for services, prayers and confessions. We attended a mass here and although it was in Italian (obviously) we could follow everything.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

We stopped in here because Lorenzo Medici left an ex voto here after he survived an assassination attempt. Also, the fresco of Mary (behind the alter) traditionally was thought to be painted by an angel. But the church is not well maintained and is very dark; the Piazza della SS Annunziata is filthy and is not populated by Florence's finest.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

Lesser known Church and away from the main piazza's this is a lovely church and worth visiting for the ancient art typically florence and dating back. The outside square is a little plain compared to others but it is less crowded.

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Maringa, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

The ancient church is an example of the forentine art. The piazza and the "Ospedale" frame the renaissance enviroment of this Piazza Annunziata

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

One of the most amazing church that I've ever seen. Gilt frames everywhere, even on the ceiling. And spiritual ambient around.One of the more im

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The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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