Santi Michele e Gaetano - Florence, Italy
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N 43° 46.341 E 011° 15.082
32T E 681192 N 4849052
Quick Description: San Gaetano, also known as Santi Michele e Gaetano is a Baroque church in Florence, Italy, located on the Piazza Antinori.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 2/28/2014 2:20:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMK8E5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 6

Long Description:
"The church was built for the Theatine order, who obtained funding from the noble families in Florence, including the Medicis. Cardinal Carlo de' Medici was particularly concerned with the work, and his name is inscribed on the façade. Building took place between 1604 and 1648. The original designs were by Bernardo Buontalenti but a number of architects had a hand in building it, each of whom changed the design. The two most important architects were Matteo Nigetti and Gherardo Silvani.
The church is also known as the Church of Santi Michele e Gaetano, because it was built at the site of a Romanesque church, San Michele Bertelde, dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel. The new church was dedicated to Saint Cajetan, one of the founders of the Theatine order, though the church could not formally be named after him until his canonisation in 1671."

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Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1648

Dominant Architectural Style: Baroque

Diocese: Firenze

Florence, Italy

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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