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This is a lovely church with a free entry close to the river.
It was completed in the 1250s, but rebuilt around 1627 in Baroque-style. Sandro Botticelli is buried here.
Ghirlandaio 's version of the Last Supper is open for viewing on Mondays only.
The famous fresco, made in the late 15th century by Domenico Ghirlandaio, is housed in the refectory of the Church of Ognissanti, located between the two cloisters. The scene is pretty similar to the one painted by Andrea del Castagno a few decades earlier for...More
We wandered into this church after a long walk. The staff was friendly and helpful. Now the art. Amazing doesn't deceive it. The facade by Nigetti, the coronation of the Virgin Mary by Buglioni, the various chapels, the beautiful crucifix by Giotto. All of this...More
Rebuilt in 1627 the baroque style stood well in Renaissance Firenze on an atmospheric piazza flanked by two grand hotels The St Regis and the Westin Excelsior. Three items make this church worth a visit: First is Botticelli’s tomb where he is buried near his...More
Unfortunately, the Church of Ognissanti was closed on May 1st, which is a public holiday, but we were pleasantly surprised by the fact that the refectory of the Convent of the Ognissanti was opened and this where the beautiful Ghirlandaio’s fresco is. The freshness of...More
In a City boasting so many wonderful churches, it was pure chance that we found Ognissanti.
From the outside you are more likely to pass by than actually venture inside, but if you do, I promise you will not be disappointed.
I have been to...More
Ognissanti is an almost "must see" church in that it is no Santa Croce or Santa Maria Novella. But it does have a good Botticelli and a good Ghirlandaio. Also, Ghirlandaio's Last Supper is in the church but it was closed when I was there,...More
If we hadn't have being staying in the St Regis hotel on the last night of our trip to Tuscany we may have missed this gem
There was a choir singing outside when we passed earlier in the week which attracted our attention
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
DH and I are driving from Switzerland to Florence on 10/8. Want to drop off rental car in Florence before beginning our stay there. Have found a car/price from Auto Europe, but are confused about drop-off locations. We are staying at the Hotel Beacci Tornabuoni. There are several drop off locations on Via Borgo Ognissanti, which is not too far from the hotel. Plan is to drop off car and take a taxi to hotel. Are these locations on Via Borgo Ognissanti considered part of the city center...More
August 04, 2008|
Getting to Borgognissanti is most likely to get you into the traffic limited zone. And the fine is for each time you cross the gates. You could ask your hotel to register you car with the police, but I wouldn't try it.Either drop at the airport and take a taxi into town or plan your itinerary so you can drop the car and take a train into Florence.
Driving after Florence to Siena, then Parma and Milan (3 Replies)
Hi all, will appreciate your advise. My first time driving in snow weather. Be there 3rd week Jan. Initially intended pick up from Europcar Florence via Borgo Ognissanti. After reading the posts here, I'm thinking it will be less risky if I flag cab to Florence airport instead to pick up after leaving Florence. From airport, will drive to Siena. Then to Parma, and off to Malpensa for flight out. Should I pick up car from Florence airport? Or Borgo Ognissanti is safe from ZTL? Or take bus...More
December 10, 2016|
There is a train that connects all the places you mentioned and that runs under the mountains faster than any car. If you have never driven in the snow and in the fog (that's the real problem after Bologna) all other drivers would be very happy if you made experience somewhere else and took the train.
Best place to pick up (Florence) and drop off car (Siena)? (2 Replies)
Hello, We are planning to rent a car with Auto Europe as suggested by many TA members to tour Tuscany. We will be staying near the Duomo in Florence and will be setting off from there. We have been given a choice of a few places in Florence where we can pick up the car. They are: Florence Downtown Office 128r Via Borgo Ognissanti Florence Downtown Office Via Pratese 64 A B C Florence Downtown Office 53 / 55r Via Borgo Ognissanti Florence City Office Gelsomino Via Del...More
December 01, 2007|
Response fromJerry M|
AutoEurope does not always show the office on Via Maso Finiguerra, about 400 meters south of the train station, but there is one there. You can call their 800 number and confirm that. We usually pick the car up there and they give you excellent directions and a map to get out of Florence and onto A1. Takes about 15 minutes to get to A1. email@example.com