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GetCOO | Chiesa di Ognissanti

Chiesa di Ognissanti

The Chiesa di San Salvatore di Ognissanti is a Franciscan church in Florence. Founded by the lay order of the Umiliati, the church was dedicated to all the saints and martyrs, known and unknown. It was completed during the 1250s, but almost completely rebuilt on Baroque designs of Bartolomeo Pettirossi, about 1627, with a façade - by Matteo Nigetti (1637)- that conserved the grand glazed terracotta lunette in the manner of the Della Robbia, now attributed to Benedetto Buglioni, over the doorway: Ognissanti was among the first examples of Baroque architecture to penetrate this Renaissance city.Its two orders of pilasters enclose niches and windows with fantastical cornices.