The Santa Trinità Church is located in the center of Florence. The main sights in this church are the Sassetti Chapel and the Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. The current appearance is largely due to a renovation in the 14th century.
Santa Trinità Church Florence
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
Address: Via del Parione – 50123 Firenze. Telephone: +39 055216912. Opening hours: From 07.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00. Entrance fee: Free.
History and description
The church itself dates from the 12th century and was founded by the Vallumbrosians (a monastic order within the Benedictine order).
In the 14th century a major renovation took place. The design for this Gothic church was by Neri di Fioravante. The work was interrupted in 1348 by a plague epidemic. Finally, construction was completed between 1365 and 1405.
The façade dates from the end of the 16th century and was designed by Bernardo Buontalenti.
The interior consists of three naves. Many frescoes were removed during the Counter-Reformation.
The Cappella Sassetti is located in the right transept. The frescoes in this chapel were painted by Domenico Ghirlandaio in 1483. They depict events from the “Life of Saint Francis”. The buildings in the background are all famous Florentine palaces. The characters depicted often have the features of dignitaries of the time.
The Cappella Bartolini-Salimbeni is graced by frescoes by Lorenzo Monaco. These frescoes, painted in 1424, show “Events in the Life of the Virgin”. The frescoes made by Spinello Aretino in the 3rd chapel on the right were originally painted below Lorenzo Monaco‘s masterpiece.
Two of the most famous attractions that can now be seen in the Uffizi (“Santa Trinità Maestà” by Cimabue and the “Adoration of the Kings” by Gentile da Fabriano) were originally made for the Santa Trinità Church.
Nearby Tourist Attractions
When you leave the square on the south side, you arrive at the Ponte Santa Trínita, named after the church.