Florence Opera and Classical Concerts in Historical Churches:
Florence is a monument to the Renaissance period and its churches, palaces and art galleries are full of paintings and sculptures that many visitors come to see.
In this compact city, there’s plenty to see and do during the daytime such as visits to the Duomo, art galleries like the Uffizi and the Galleria dell’Accademia and checking out the leather shops and shopping outlets.
However, enjoyment of Florence’s heritage need not stop at the end of your sightseeing day. Opera first started in Florence at the end of the 16th century and whilst Florence does not have an opera house like La Scala in Milan, you can enjoy operas and classical concerts in the more intimate settings of Florence’s historic churches around the city.
Following are some Florence churches where you can enjoy opera and classical music performances in heavenly settings. You can book your Florence opera tickets and concert tickets online here.
|Chiesa di Orsanmichele
The church of Orsanmichele (Chiesa di Orsanmichele) is a loggia designed by Arnolfo di Cambio (1209).
Orsanmichele was originally a granary and market. Only later did it become a house of workship: the loggia arcades were closed off by Simone Talenti and the exterior embellished with Florentine Gothic sculptures depicting patron saints of trade guilds. Orsanmichele is within walking distance from the Duomo.
|Chiesa di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio
The church of Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio takes its name from the nearby Ponte Vecchio.
It is located in the small Santo Stefano square. Santo Stefano is believed to have been built as early as 1116 and the present church is a mix of architecture from various centuries.
|St. Mark’s – English Church
The church is part of an old Medici Palace and has been renovated in a neo-renaissance style with beautiful icons.
In 1891, St. Mark’s architect, G.F.Bodley, described the church as “an almost perfect specimen of Renaissance work”. The palazzo itself is thought to date back to the 1500s and is believed to have belonged to the Machiavelli family at some stage. St. Mark’s opera series have been delighting Florentines and visitors for many years.
|Teatro Auditorium al Duomo
The convention center is located in the historic Via de’ Cerretani, a few steps from the central railway station and the Duomo cathedral.
The Auditorium al Duomo’s most modern equipment and technology, complete with parking facilities, make this theater an ideal location to enjoy the best and enchanting shows for your evening in Florence!