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Ognissanti

Address: Piazza Ognissanti, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-239-8700
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Ranked #53 of 215 Attractions in Florence
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

While discovering the area by the River Arno we came across the lovely 13th. century Ognissanti or Old Saints Church. Very quiet and peacefull with some beautifull works by famous artists.Really enjoyed walking around the courtyard near the church looking at all the statues and the one next to the Mary Madonna of Mercy really interested me. It was the... More 

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surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We found this quiet old church regularly closed to visitors while "religious functions" were taking place. But as our hotel was across the piazza we eventually found a moment to look inside the dull grey facade. Hardly anyone inside but a Franciscan monk tending to his duties. It has beautiful 15th C frescoes and paintings, was the family church of... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

walking into this amazing church as the sun was setting and only a clergyman there making his rounds...was pure magic! The resting place for Botticelli, amazing art work adorn the walls, a sense of total peace.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

After having visited Florence countless times, I was advised to visit the 13th century Church of All Saints or Ognissanti on the street of the same name. It lies a few steps from the Arno river between Ponte alla Carraia and Vespuggi . Ognissanti is the burial place of the famous Botticelli and contains masterworks by him as well as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We tracked down Ognissanti because we wanted to see the final resting place of Botticelli, and were so glad we visited. The interior is amazing, with lots of chapels featuring various artists' work, and the painted ceiling is fantastic. After visiting the Duomo, Santa Croce and the Medici Chapel, it was lovely to visit a quiet calm church. Botticelli's grave... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My understanding is that the translation of Ognisanti is “all saints.” This makes quite a lot of sense when one visits the inside of this church. Numerous chapels to various saints line each of the side walls and various areas at the front end. As is frequently the case these chapels were often quite ornate, some with beautiful paintings, some... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Walked passed this church many times during our stay and then decided to pop our head round the door - what a surprise! A non-descript exterior hides the amazing inside. If you do decide to visit check when the cloisters are open to the public as they are only open on specific days of the week.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Beautiful and sublime. Columns, arches, and paintings all in perfect harmony. Don't miss Botticelli's grave marker on the floor of a side chapel to the right of the altar, in transept. Easy to miss, I had to ask a resident monk.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Though only open on certain days, this is one of the most important sites of Renaissance Florence. The church itself has world famous artworks from Botticelli to Ghirlandaio and Giotto, just to name a few. You can visit the tombstone of the Filipepi family, the most famous member of which is Botticelli. And tradition has it that in the Vespucci... More 

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Memphis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The courtyard has Westin Excelsior and a couple of other hotels, dining places and some shops, including a nice leather so with factory above. If you want to buy some stuff, do grocery off wash clothes everything off Borgo Ognissanti west of the Piazza.

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