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Now This Is a Hidden Treasure

Once again, without a tour guide we would have missed it. I believe there are a number of these... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2017
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Hidden Gem

Very easy to miss, this tiny church is free to visit - though you can make a donation for its... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
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22 Apr 2018
“Hidden Gem”
18 Mar 2018
“Hidden gem”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Piazza San Martino | Via Dante Alighieri, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Very easy to miss, this tiny church is free to visit - though you can make a donation for its upkeep - and beautiful inside. It won’t take much of your time, being so small, but is worth ten minutes or so.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Truly unexpected finding of Ghirlandaio frescos in the building of St. Martin confraternity. Amazingly beautiful and well preserved. Stop by if you walking in Florence, it is next to Dante’s house.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Once again, without a tour guide we would have missed it. I believe there are a number of these chapels that were built for those who were not allowed to attend church. In addition, as you walk the streets you will find religious figures adorning...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is a tiny little chapel and we almost missed it, but so glad we didn't. Some beautiful frescoes adorn the walls - one of Florence's hidden treasures!

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

This tiny little chapel, dedicated to the life and works of Saint Martin, was decorated by the workshop of Ghirlandaio in the 15th century. It's a tiny little place, not far from Piazza della Signoria, but it's a peaceful refuge from the crowds in the...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed May 28, 2015

A very special place indeed. San Martino was once one of the most prestigeous districts in the ancient city of Florence. Dante Alighieri lived nearby and went about his work as a Prior in the Torre della Castagne, once the seat of the Florentine government...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went to San Marino for our honeymoon I had been before and direst time for my wife. She thought it was great and the people were very nice

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

I have been to Florence many times and never noticed this chapel before. We just happened upon it as we were walking by. It is absolutely beautiful. I wrote the name down in my journal as "Congregation dei Buonomini di San Martino." This is a...More

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank luvroma2
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The chapel of San Martino al Vescovo, was built in 1479 as the seat of the Company of Good Men (Compagnia dei Buonomini), a charitable institution, which had been founded in 1442 by a Florentine monk, Antonino Pierozzi. The charity, which was set up to...More

Date of experience: April 2013
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