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Church of Orsanmichele

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Address: Via Arte della Lana 1/Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-284-944
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: This extraordinary structure testifies to the historic evolution of the...
This extraordinary structure testifies to the historic evolution of the city, which once served as a granary in the gardens of the Sisters of San Michele during Florence's mercantile period.
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First Culture Stop in Florence

Great Daddi & sculptures of saints, including one by Donatello. Amazing views of Florence (especially Duomo) from the top.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great Daddi & sculptures of saints, including one by Donatello. Amazing views of Florence (especially Duomo) from the top.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Do go on Monday - the only day the upstairs statuary (mostly of patron saints of guilds) museum is open. I didn't know, and missed it. If you visit on Tu-Sun you will have to content yourself with seeing outside copies of the statuary, which replaced the originals now moved indoors. Also, I think the museum is closed in August.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

You should go on a Monday because then the museum is free. The statue room hold many statues of saints. The church itself is very beautiful. In the city center but overlooked often.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Although it isn't a major tourist site, the church interior is beautiful. It's well worth taking the time to visit and isn't likely to be over crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The church of Orsanmichele is a lovely church in Florence. There is a gorgeous altar inside. The church was originally a market and granary. There is evidence of this inside. There are 14 replica statues in niches around the outside of the church. The original statues are inside the church on the second floor. On Mondays, the second floor is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A hidden gem, this church is ordained with some great sculptures by famous men (Donatello, Ghirlandaio...) It is a lovely spot to duck out of the sun for. A small, quick attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

On the outside this church doesn't look like much, but the inside is nice, especially the tabernacle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A favorite church in Florence, unchurchlike in its squat solidity on the outside and multiple floors within which indicate its origins as a market. Generally free of the tourist hordes a block away around the cathedral.Richly decorated and well worth timing a visit for a Monday - the only day its museum is open. Excellent artwork in the museum upstairs,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Because the sculptures are in the niches of the building (on outside) you can have a very interesting art experience by just walking around the perimeter of the building. Great St George by Donatello, many other sculpture celebrating (and paid for) by the guilds of Florence. If you have the time, the altar inside is beautiful. But a walkaround might... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Incredible altar of the Madonna and architecture that makes this a must see place slightly off the main piazza and easy to get to multiple levels to view that really as good as the next

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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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