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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, Florence

Basilica della Santissima Annunziata - Florence, Italy
Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Florence, Italy 50121Map
+39 055 239 8034
Neighborhood: San Marco
Overview

This basilica is also a sanctuary because one of its chapels contains the picture of the Annunciation. According to legend, this appeared on the wall at the time of the Virgin Mary. The devotional chapel was decorated with precious marble columns through the wishes of Piero di Cosimo, the father of Lorenzo the Magnificent. The church is entered from the Piassa SS.Annunziata. At the entrance there is a portico which dates back to the seventeenth century. Past the portico, one enters the Chiostrino dei Voti which is frescoed by Masters of the Florentine school over two centuries: Andrea del Sarto, Franciabigio, Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. The "Chiostro dei Morti" (Cloister of the Dead) can also be visited on request. Admission: Free.

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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Monday to Sunday from 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM
  • Type: Religious
  • Nearest Train: ATAF 1, 6, 7, 10, 11, 17, 20, 25, 31, 32, 33, 67, 68, 70, 82, C
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