Architecture Around the World

Santa Maria De'Ricci Church
Florence, Italy

The church owes its name and its existence (1508) to the miraculous picture of the "Madonna de'Ricci" (ca. 1300) on the high altar.

This may not be an important church architecturally or historically, but when passersby hear its organ music cascading into the street, it is irresistible.

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Baroque entrance

Rounded pediment .....Triglyphs and plaques in frieze

Baroque main altar


Dentillated triangular pediment ..... Corinthian columns

Painting depicting the Annunciation

Baroque painting and stained glass window

Stained glass window depicting the Annunciation

Baroque ceiling painting of Santa Maria in Heaven

Photos and their arrangement © 2002 Chuck LaChiusa

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