The church of Sant'Ambrogio

The church of Sant'Ambrogio is located in the square of the same name, which can be reached from the Duomo (cathedral) by taking via dell'Oriuolo and continuing along via Pietrapiana until you reach piazza di San Firenze. At the end of the piazza, turn left into borgo de' Greci until you reach piazza di Sant'Ambrogio.

Address: Piazza Sant'Ambrogio

Times: daily from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Price: free of charge

 

The fašade of the church of Sant'Ambrogio

 

General view of the interior of Sant'Ambrogio

The church is mentioned since 988 as being the chapel of a convent of women.

In 1230 it witnessed a miracle (the priest found the chalice intended for the Eucharist full of blood). Following this event and in front of the popular fervor, the church was enlarged in the gothic style with a single nave.

From the 13th to the 17th century it was widely embellished by many painters - see the Madonna with Child and Saints by Lorenzo di Bicci and a Madonna in Majesty by Matteo di Pacino. In the Chapel of the Miracle the beautiful tabernacle by Mino da Fiesole contains the miraculous chalice. The fresco is by Cosimo Rosselli.

 

 

The Chapel of the Miracle of the Church of Sant Ambrogio

 

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