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.
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|Chiesa di Santa Monaca
Set in a marvellous fifteenth century building, Chiesa di Santa Monaca’s artistic treasures include the beautiful wood choir, sculptures and paintings from Baccio da Montelupo, Giovanni Maria Butteri and Cosimo Ulivelli. Its ancient organ is a valuable instrument which has been recently restored. With its ideal local, the intimate setting of the church and its great acoustic, Chiesa di Santa Monaca is an ideal venue in which to enjoy concerts.
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|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.
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|Auditorium di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio
Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio is one of the oldest churches of Florence. This Romanesque church was deconsecrated in 1986 and some thirty years later it re-opened as the Cattedrale dell’Immagine. a venue for art and musical events.
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