church of ognissanti in florence italy

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  Church of Ognissanti  

Address: Piazza Ognissanti
The church Ognissanti (All Saints) was first erected between 1252 and 1255, then reconstructed in baroque style in the XVII - XVIII century. The bell-tower only is still original, from the time when the church was first started. The beautiful front-facade is the masterpiece by Matteo Nifetti and it is considered as one of best examples of baroque architecture in Florence. Next to the church, in the cloister, in the Refectory room, the famous "Last Supper" Domenico Ghirlandaio. Inside of the church the second chapel on the right is dedicated to the Vespucci family. Whose most famous member was Amerigo (the one who gave his name to the new country he visited, immediately after been discovered: "America").
Near the chapel, on the wall, there is a fresco-painting by Domenico Ghirlandaio showing the whole Vespucci family. Amerigo is probably the young man, dark-haired, just on the right of the Virgin Mary. The young girl represented below the left-hand of Mary is supposed to bethe "beautiful Simonetta Vespucci".


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