Sacro Cuore, Florence

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Church of the Sacred Heart
(Chiesa del Sacro Cuore)
Chiesa del Sacro cuore 1.JPG
View of the church and its bell tower of reinforced concrete.
Basic information
Location Florence, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 43°46′25.94″N 11°16′40.97″E / 43.7738722°N 11.2780472°E / 43.7738722; 11.2780472
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Florence
Architectural description
Architect(s) Lando Bartoli
Architectural type Church
Groundbreaking 1874
Completed 1877

The Chiesa del Sacro Cuore (Church of the Sacred Heart) is located in Via Capo di Mondo in Florence.

Ludovico da Casoria, a Franciscan priest, founder of the Congregation of Frati Bigi, had the church built between 1874 and 1877, on the model of San Salvatore al Monte. The church is situated in Firenze (Campo di Marte). In 1941 it became a parish church and the building was completely restructured by the architect Lando Bartoli between 1956 and 1962. For the extremely modern bell tower the architect was assisted by Pier Luigi Nervi. There is a stained glass window of the Resurrection by Marcello Avelani, bronze doors and ceramic saints by Angelo Biancini, mosaic Stations of the Cross by Giovanni Haynal, a cruzifix by Umberto Bartoli, a 16th-century Madonna and Child, a Last Supper by Giovanni Stradano and the Apparition of the Sacred Heart by Antonio Ciseri (1880).

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