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The oldest monastery in Florence: a Benedictine abbey. Dante used to meet Beatrice here.
Via del Proconsolo | Via Dante Alighieri, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 211006
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Literally two blocks north of Palazzo Vecchio, you would not notice this church/monastery if you had not read about it first. We had the good luck to attend a mid-day service that was graced by nuns and monks chanting prayers. Absolutely beautiful music and voices....More

1  Thank rondi3
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a very old abbey and church that is now the now home to the Monastic Communities of Jerusalem situated on the Via del Proconsolo; not far from the Piazza della Signorina. They claim, but are not sure, that Dante grew up across the...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Somewhat tucked away but also at a crossroads in the center of historic Florence, the Badia is a beautiful church and monastery that is generously often opened to the public. I wandered into it when weary from sightseeing and at once was refreshed by the...More

1  Thank 887happytraveler
Reviewed 31 May 2018

You really need to plan your schedule to be able to see this Benedictine church as it only open for tourist visits on Mondays 15:00-18:00, but it is definitely a place to discover. The carved wooden ceiling is stunning. On the upper floor of the...More

Thank SelbyDale
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The 70m tall bell tower caught my attention from afar so I spent some time tracking its ownership. You can walk past and not even notice this Church of Santa Maria Assunta of the Badia Fiorentina, yep , a mouth full ! It is a...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The Badia Fiorentina is both an abbey and a church and is home to monks and nuns. It didn't take us long to look around but to the left of the entrance is the church’s greatest masterpiece, the altarpiece showing the Virgin appearing to St....More

1  Thank Jo K
Reviewed 11 October 2017

What seems like a church door opens into something far bigger with a cloisters, an impressive church & a working convent. Not the flashiest but worth a visit. Tends to be open in the mornings, shuts and is open some evenings, whilst we were there...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I discovered this beautiful abbey by chance on a previous visit to Florence. This past trip, I looked high and low to try to find it again and I finally did with the help of the tourist people. I could picture it easily in my...More

1  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We had the place to ourselves and it was peaceful and charming. One can see the impressively tall bell tower from some streets away, but it is difficult to ascertain how to find it. In Florence, it is so nice to be able to visit...More

Thank antiques223
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This beautiful 10th century Benedictine Abbey was founded by the widow of Margrave of Tuscany. The church bell in the top of the tower inspired Dante to mention it in his Paradiso. Besides all the usual frescoes and historical marble statues scattered around the Church...More

2  Thank Michael B
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Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by
an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city.
The historic center is characterized by the immensity
of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the
brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does
not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni
Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is
enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city
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