Here’s a list of the main churches of Florence, the ones that alone are worth a visit in our beautiful city.
Duomo - Cattedrale Santa Maria del Fiore the symbolic monument of the city, the Dome is the biggest church in Europe and its name it’s a clear reference to the symbol of the city of Florence, the lily. The cupola represents a masterpiece of architecture, so we suggest to complete the visit by climbing up to the Giotto bell tower and with the visit to the Battistero.
Basilica Santa Croce Situated in the namesake square, it is one of the biggest churches officiated by the Franciscan and one of the biggest realization of the gothic in Italy. Don’t miss the works of Giotto, Cimabue and of the fourteenth century and the sepulchers of the great artists.
Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte Beautiful testimony of the Romantic age in Florence, situated above Piazzale Michelangelo, with a breathtaking view on Florence. Don’t miss the monumental cemetery, in front and behind the church, hosts the graves of many well-known characters just like Carlo Lorenzini (Collodi) the author of Pinocchio.
Basilica di San Lorenzo The church of San Lorenzo is for sure one of the most beautiful and oldest with the facade still incomplete. Chosen by the Medici to guard their illustrious elements, (Medicean Chapels) this church preserves inside masterpieces of Donatello, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo and other artists.
Santa Maria Novella Important church of the florentine gothic, with the beautiful facade of the Renaissance made in marble, it preserves a majestic artistic patrimony, don’t miss the Giotto’s crucify and the big courtyard, opened in some dates of the year.
Chiesa di Santo Spirito it is situated in the Oltrarno district and it is one of the main churches of the Renaissance, simple but very elegant. The Sacristy hosts a crucify sculpted by a young Michelangelo.
If you’re planning to spend more days in our beautiful city it may be better to buy the Firenzecard: discover the city, visit its museums and churches with 72 euros for 72 hours with busses included.