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Badia Fiorentina

Via del Proconsolo | Via Dante Alighieri, 50122, Florence, Italy
+39 055 211006
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The oldest monastery in Florence: a Benedictine abbey. Dante used to meet Beatrice here.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bell tower” (3 reviews)
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Via del Proconsolo | Via Dante Alighieri, 50122, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 211006
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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
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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

Thank Jo K
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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
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Reviewed 4 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
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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
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Reviewed 18 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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Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is a nice church, tucked away off the main streets. It was a spiritual find too. When I went there, I was treated to a prayer service sung by the monks and nuns of the Monastic Fraternity of Jerusalem, originally from Paris. The music...More

1  Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We visited on our last morning in Florence. I had "popped" my head in the previous evening during Vespers, but didn't want to disturb. Lovely, quiet and an oasis from the hustle and bustle outside. Whether you are religious or not (I'm not), I find...More

Thank Kevin F
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I popped in to see the church around 6:30pm and the Monks and Nuns were singing the most lovely mass. It was acapella and magical. I tried a couple more times to attend a service but missed...what a shame! This is a true gem of...More

2  Thank Allen B
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

I went with my wife to sit in on Vespers one day last week. Within the context of Florence today (full of tourists with most of the economy reliant on catering to non-Italians) it felt almost like an oasis. The abbey continues a daily ritual...More

1  Thank desertdiver_11
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