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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata - Chiesa di Santa Maria della Scala

Via Cesare Battisti, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 239 8034
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“lovely church” (6 reviews)
“free entrance” (3 reviews)
“side chapels” (2 reviews)
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Via Cesare Battisti, 50122, Florence, Italy
San Marco
+39 055 239 8034
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Free entry make this church must visit place .Nice piazza around and good view on Museum of Degli Innocenti.

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata - Chiesa di Santa Maria della Scala, is in an interesting spot. You can see the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore if you look straight down Via dei Servi-what a sight! But this is a lovely church indeed. The...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

It is located at the northeastern side of the Piazza Santissima Annunziata near the city center. Beautiful Roman Catholic church with lots of beautiful art. The church was founded in 1250. We had to wait for it to open, but when we entered, we were...More

Thank Sabin B
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Our family was waiting in a long line for 1 hour to get into the galleria Del academia so I decided to take a walk to explore the area. This church is a few blocks away and is hidden gem. You walk thru a theater...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Out of the way spot to take a few minutes, enjoy some beauty without the crowds. Square is quiet. Definitely a tucked away gem

Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Started outside the original city walls by the Servites, an order of friars, in around 1250, this early church building eventually grew into the amazing, complex and artistically significant church we see today. This church and it's friars were the main reason that Florentines developed...More

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1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The entry loggia is covered with outstanding Renaissance frescoes, some of which are being restored fortunately...these are the ones by Andrea del Sarto. But all of them are wonderful. What puzzles me about some of the comments by disappointed tourists is this: have they not...More

1  Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We also found this one by accident whilst wandering aimlessly from the bigger tourist ticket items by the river to our hotel and were lucky that we chose to take a look. Externally it’s not really inviting with the entrance hidden under the north portico...More

Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were just wandering around and came across a piazza that was mostly surrounded by buildings that had loggias at the front. One of these buildings turned out to be this basilica whose entry belied the wonderful interior. The decorations and the use of marble...More

Thank Fellowtraveller00
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Please make this a "must see" on your trip to Florence. So peaceful and spiritual here. Not at all like most of the other cathedrals. Amazing to see inside. Brought my wife to tears. No charge to enter. Just please be respectful.

1  Thank elc2414
San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a
stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence,
surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking
students provides the tranquil surroundings for the
elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read
the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
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