Santa Trinita

Santa Trinita is a Roman Catholic parish church in Florence and the monastery church of the same name Vallombrosanerklosters. The basilica was founded in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 14th century to the present form has the status of a minor Basilica. Since 1982 she is listed with the historic center of Florence as a World Heritage Site.


Church and Monastery of Santa Trinita were founded in the second half of the 11th century by the Congregation of the Vallombrosan. The Convention was outside the Roman city wall Matilda. In 1175 he was included in the walled area. He received the position of an abbey and developed into a religious and political and social center of the city. The importance of the Santa Trinita reached in 1300, reflected in the created by Cimabue for the Basilica Maestà ( now in the Uffizi ). In the 14th century the originally Romanesque building in the Gothic style, was rebuilt and enlarged; thereby also the side chapels were added, which were fitted in the aftermath of the owner families with important works of art.


Santa Trinita is a north- west facing, Romanesque in the core, gothic over-molded three-aisled basilica on cross floor plan. At the north transept stands the Campanile, west close convent building and cloister on. Pure Romance is the crypt, early baroque the shop facade with the main entrance.

Art Works (selection)

  • Portal facade
  • Nave
  • Cappella Sassetti
  • Crypt