San Michele in Orto (Orsanmichele), Florence, Italy
Via Arte della Lana 1/Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence, Italy| Map |
Originally built as a grain market, the San Michele in Orto, or Orsanmichele, was later used as the chapel of Florence's powerful craft and trade guilds. These competitive guilds were commissioned to create statues for the façade of the church, which is why the church stands today surrounded by saints. Built in 1337 and converted into a church between 1380 and 1404, the building is a relic of the artistic expertise of the Florentines during their great days. Today, the original statues have been taken indoors into the museum of the Orsanmichele located inside the church. However, perfect replicas still stand within the church's facade, adorning it with a unique beauty.
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The museum itself is only open on Monday.
Address: Via Arte della Lana 1/Via de' Calzaiuoli, Florence, Italy| Map
Hours: Tue-Fri 10 am - 5 pm More Info
Price: Free More Info