Chiesa dei Santissimi Apostoli

Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Dedicated to Sts Peter and Paul, this peaceful Romanesque church dating to 1075 is one of the oldest in Florence. Deceased babies that had not been baptised used to be buried in an informal graveyard beneath the square on which the church sits, hence the piazza's name referring to the spiritual state of limbo of these religious 'orphans'.

Sunday mass is celebrated in English at 10.30am.

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