We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Martino del Vescovo

Piazza San Martino | Via Dante Alighieri, Florence, Italy
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Hidden Gem

Very easy to miss, this tiny church is free to visit - though you can make a donation for its... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
CptVonTripp
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Hidden gem

Truly unexpected finding of Ghirlandaio frescos in the building of St. Martin confraternity... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
ldjs
,
Fort Lee, New Jersey
via mobile
Read all 27 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
29 Sep 2017
“Now This Is a Hidden Treasure”
22 Apr 2018
“Hidden Gem”
LOCATION
Piazza San Martino | Via Dante Alighieri, Florence, Italy
Duomo
CONTACT
Website
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Florence
from US$34.30
More Info
from US$46.10
More Info
from US$23.70
More Info
from US$39.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (27)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Filter
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Very easy to miss, this tiny church is free to visit - though you can make a donation for its upkeep - and beautiful inside. It won’t take much of your time, being so small, but is worth ten minutes or so.

Thank CptVonTripp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Truly unexpected finding of Ghirlandaio frescos in the building of St. Martin confraternity. Amazingly beautiful and well preserved. Stop by if you walking in Florence, it is next to Dante’s house.

Thank ldjs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Once again, without a tour guide we would have missed it. I believe there are a number of these chapels that were built for those who were not allowed to attend church. In addition, as you walk the streets you will find religious figures adorning...More

Thank Jerry R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a tiny little chapel and we almost missed it, but so glad we didn't. Some beautiful frescoes adorn the walls - one of Florence's hidden treasures!

Thank emtrey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This tiny little chapel, dedicated to the life and works of Saint Martin, was decorated by the workshop of Ghirlandaio in the 15th century. It's a tiny little place, not far from Piazza della Signoria, but it's a peaceful refuge from the crowds in the...More

1  Thank wobbs1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2015

A very special place indeed. San Martino was once one of the most prestigeous districts in the ancient city of Florence. Dante Alighieri lived nearby and went about his work as a Prior in the Torre della Castagne, once the seat of the Florentine government...More

2  Thank sammythevamp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Went to San Marino for our honeymoon I had been before and direst time for my wife. She thought it was great and the people were very nice

Thank Justinwil6977
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 December 2013

I have been to Florence many times and never noticed this chapel before. We just happened upon it as we were walking by. It is absolutely beautiful. I wrote the name down in my journal as "Congregation dei Buonomini di San Martino." This is a...More

1  Thank luvroma2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 May 2013

The chapel of San Martino al Vescovo, was built in 1479 as the seat of the Company of Good Men (Compagnia dei Buonomini), a charitable institution, which had been founded in 1442 by a Florentine monk, Antonino Pierozzi. The charity, which was set up to...More

2  Thank AGuidetoRome
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Duomo
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 414 hotels in Florence
Dante Alighieri
10 reviews
.02 km away
Albergo Firenze
773 reviews
.07 km away
Grand Hotel Cavour
2,107 reviews
.07 km away
Ferdinando II dei Medici
81 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Gustarium
409 reviews
.08 km away
I'Tuscani 3
977 reviews
.03 km away
Chianineria - Trattoria dall'Oste
419 reviews
.08 km away
Gustavino
3,359 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chiesa di Santa Margherita dei Cerchi
81 reviews
.05 km away
Mauro Frutta Primizie
24 reviews
.07 km away
Limbo Art Gallery
6 reviews
.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from San Martino del Vescovo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor