this basilica is not one of the ‘main’ stops in florence.
but built in 1250 and founded by 7 young catholics – known for starting the servite order – it is a good place to slip into when in this area of town.
the basilica itself sits on a beautiful piazza,
its arches drawing you in.
when you enter, you are initially in a kind of ‘antechamber’
with beautiful frescos, a glass ceiling, impressive arches…
(hi phillip & david!)
and people painted into the windows.
from there, you peer into the church
before eventually walking in
and admiring the beautiful interior.
and then, once you’ve spent a good twenty minutes roaming around,
you exit the basilica,
and go to the caffé
it’s in the yellow house, and is a super hip place to go for a quick coffee, lunch or drink.
read all about it here:
la basilica ss annunziata
piazza ss annunziata