Sant'Ambrogio - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member marcius
N 43° 46.290 E 011° 15.988
32T E 682410 N 4848990
Quick Description: Sant'Ambrogio is a church in Florence, Italy. It is named in honour of Saint Ambrose, the patron saint of Milan.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 5/13/2012 1:06:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMEDWA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

Allegedly built where Saint Ambrose would have stayed when in Florence in 393, the church is first recorded in 998. The first building is thought to date from the 8th century, as a chapel of a nunnery built in honour of the saint.

Francesco Granacci (1469–1543), an Italian painter of the Renaissance and lifelong friend of Michelangelo Buonarroti, is buried in this church.

The church contains numerous frescos, altarpieces, and other artwork attributed to Andrea Orcagna, Agnolo Gaddi, Niccolò Gerini, Lorenzo di Bicci, Masaccio, Filippo Lippi, Sandro Botticelli, Alesso Baldovinetti, Mino da Fiesole, Cosimo Rosselli, Fra Bartolomeo, and many other artists.

Filippo Lippi's Incoronation of the Virgin, executed for the church's main altar in 1441-1447, is now at the Uffizi.

Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Diocese: Diocese di Firenze

Via Pietrapiana
Florence, Italy

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

Relvant Web Site: Not listed

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