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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.

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when you enter, you are initially in a kind of ‘antechamber’

with beautiful frescos, a glass ceiling, impressive arches…

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(hi phillip & david!)

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and people painted into the windows.

from there, you peer into the church

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before eventually walking in

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and admiring the beautiful interior.

and then, once you’ve spent a good twenty minutes roaming around,

you exit the basilica,

turn right,

and go to the caffé

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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:

https://florencebyfoot.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/un-caffe/

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piazza ss annunziata

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