Tours To Santi Michele e Gaetano
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The church is a gorgeous piece of architecture and worth a visit while in Florence. It will delight the senses. more »
I stumbled upon this church by accident. From the outside it looked interesting so I decided to head inside. The dark interior is highlighted by several chapels, each one containing impressive... more »
Built in 1648, this Baroque church, with the wonderful Latin Mass, is a true spiritual and cultural oasis. The Institute of Christ the King does a wonderful job caring for this historic church. Sunday Masses are at 11AM and 7PM.
A Romanesque church, dedicated solely to Saint Michael the Archangel, had been located at the site for centuries prior to its Baroque reconstruction. Patronized by the Theatine order, the new church was dedicated to Saint Cajetan, one of the founders of the order, though the church could not formally be named after him until his canonisation in 1671. Funding for this reconstruction was obtained 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 most important architects were Matteo Nigetti and Gherardo Silvani.
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