It was originally a grain market, but later became a church of Florence's guilds. The guilds are responsible for donating statues of their own saints to decorate the facade of the church. Many of them are famous writers, such as Gibberti, the author of the "Gate of Heaven", who carved John the Baptist of the wool merchants'guild and St. Matthew the saint of the guild; Donatello, a famous sculptor, carved St. George the saint of the arms manufacturing guild. 。 But these sculptures have been preserved in museums, where they are all replicas.
A beautiful church, somewhat hidden and not crowded. After visiting the larger churches, this smaller one is a great place for quiet reflection.
Sit quietly for a while, look at the Bible in front of the chair, and your heart is quiet. Sacred solemnity is a quiet place hidden in the city.
It's very spectacular, white, very beautiful. The sculptures and murals inside can be called works of art, although they are all reproductions.