Santa Margherita de' Cerchi - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 43° 46.272 E 011° 15.427
32T E 681658 N 4848936
Quick Description: The Chiesa di Santa Margherita de' Cerchi is an ancient church dedicated to Margaret the Virgin in the centre of Florence, Italy.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 10/19/2013 7:33:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMJACG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
"The Chiesa di Santa Margherita de' Cerchi is an ancient church dedicated to Margaret the Virgin in the centre of Florence, Italy. It is first recorded in 1032 and is said, contentiously, to have been the location of Dante's marriage to Gemma Donati in 1295. It was certainly the Donati family's parish church and also contains several tombs of the Portinari family, to which Dante's great love Beatrice Portinari belonged, including Monna Tessa, her nursemaid. The church contains a fine altarpiece of the Madonna and Four Saints by Neri di Bicci. Visitors may write letters to Beatrice to ask her to fix their love lives, leaving the letters in a basket next to her shrine."
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Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Diocese: Diocese di Firenze

Address/Location:
Firenze, Toscana Italy


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

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

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