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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata - Chiesa di Santa Maria della Scala

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Address: Via Cesare Battisti, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Feel the history

Great mosaic floors, feeling of ages passed long ago. Why not, if it takes only 20 minutes of your time and you are already in the Duomo?

Reviewed 24 April 2014
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I expected to be dazzled by the interior of this church based on things I had read. I was not. Nice enough, but there are lots of better churches to see in Florence.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Great mosaic floors, feeling of ages passed long ago. Why not, if it takes only 20 minutes of your time and you are already in the Duomo?

Thank emeczka
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

A lovely church that we really enjoyed looking around - it looks very simple from the outside, but once you get into the main part of the church, it is literally dripping in gold Lovely place

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

This is a lovely church, worth stopping into when in Florence. The frescos are beautiful and the architecture is unique, particularly in the large, open entry room.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Fantastic interior, though it looks unassuming / unexciting from the inside. Wonderful precisely because it is so hidden away. Actually loved this place a lot more than some of the more famous (and therefore more crowded) basilicas/ chiesas around Florence. The inside had much more stunning artwork than, for instance, the Duomo

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 20 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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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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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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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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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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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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