Skip menu

St Marks's Basilica

Overview

The St Mark's Basilica, which towers over a crowded square and is a landmark for the surrounding area, is one of the most important churches in the historical centre of Florence. Originally part of the large convent complex of St Mark, it hosted numerous personalities of 15th-century spirituality and culture, including Cosimo il Vecchio, Beato Angelico, Ambrogio Catarino Politi and Fra Bartolomeo. In addition, Tommaso Caccini, known for having inquired Galileo Galilei, lived there, and above all Friar Girolamo Savonarola, who preached against the decadence of customs, only to be hanged and burned in the Piazza della Signoria in 1498. From 1934, Giorgio La Pira, mayor of Florence, whose beatification process is underway and whose body is still in the monastery complex, also lived there. Since 1869, the former convent has housed the National Museum of St Mark, although neither the church nor the adjacent cloister of St Dominic are part of it.

Reviews
Reviews
()
Ordina per
St Marks's Basilica
Piazza San Marco, 1, 50121 Firenze FI, Italia

Related articles

Art and culture
Cities of art, beautiful landscapes and good food: Tuscany is every tourist's dream destination

Cities of art, beautiful landscapes and good food: Tuscany is every tourist's dream destination

Art and culture
Florence's Historic Cafes

Florence's Historic Cafes

UNESCO
1175434156

The historic centre of Florence, one of the most beautiful in the world

Cultural cities
1145040590

Discovering Florence, the city that symbolises the Renaissance

Cultural cities
479035945

2 days in Florence: the itinerary

Shopping
A stroll through modern art, fashion and crafts in Florence

A stroll through modern art, fashion and crafts in Florence

Tours and experiences
857440936

Eight alternative ways to experience Florence

Food and wine
Photo by: Flavia Cori

Tuscan street food

Food and wine
Tuscany: land of excellent wines and local dishes

Tuscany: land of excellent wines and local dishes

Shopping
Jewellers on Ponte Vecchio: a precious treasure in the heart of Florence

Jewellers on Ponte Vecchio: a precious treasure in the heart of Florence

Tours and experiences
Tuscany by car surrounded by nature, art and unique flavors

Tuscany by car surrounded by nature, art and unique flavors

Handcrafts and design
Crafts in Oltrarno: an itinerary through the most authentic Florence

Crafts in Oltrarno: an itinerary through the most authentic Florence

Spirituality
A weekend in Val d'Orcia: 10 unmissable churches and monasteries

A weekend in Val d'Orcia: 10 unmissable churches and monasteries

Sport
Mountain bikers on touristic trail in Tuscany

Tuscany: cycling around Siena between wines and spas

Museums and monuments
Parks and gardens in Florence

Parks and gardens in Florence

Sport
MotoGP Mugello 2023, the Italian flagship event of the World Championship

MotoGP Mugello 2023, the Italian flagship event of the World Championship

Food and wine
Tuscany, genius, art and creativity at the table

Tuscany, genius, art and creativity at the table

Historical sites
San Gimignano

San Gimignano, the city of 14 towers

Villages
Montepulciano, Tuscany. Palazzo Comunale di Montepulciano Girl looks at the landscape of the city and countryside from the balcony

Montepulciano

Handcrafts and design
Carrara: a pearl in marble

Carrara: a pearl in marble

Ops! An error occurred while sharing your content. Please accept profiling cookies to share the page.