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St Mark's

Florence's Anglican Church

Inside St Mark's

In the 1820s, there were enough British residents living in Florence that they began to search for a church of their own. In 1849, they discreetly began to attend the Holy Trinity Church, which was strictly reserved for non-Italian members of the Church of England.

When the unification of Italy introduced the right to freedom of worship, the congregation paid for a new Holy Trinity church in Via Lamarmora, that was sold in 1965 to the Protestant Waldesian Church.

Which has left this church, St Mark's, with its pretty pre-Raphaelite décor in a 15th-century palazzo, as the only Anglican church in Florence. It opened its doors in 1881 and today not only holds services, but also hosts a calendar of cultural events, including opera performances. The church also has several apartments to let, long or short term.

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Via Maggio 16

Opera Ticket Information + 39 340 811 9192 or; website Prices for regular seats at the opera start at €35, concerts €20.


+ 39 055 294 764

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Sailko, GNU Creative Commons License