Florentines like to think that the church was founded in 800 AD by the first Holy Roman Emperor. Charlemagne, but it more likely dates to 1059-1100. The church has a simple Romanesque facade and the basilican plan typical of early Christian churches, but with 16th-century side aisles. Santi Apostoli fronts Piazza del Limbo, so called because there was a cemetery here for infants who died before they were baptized. Hence, according to medieval theology, their souls dwelt in limbo halfway between heaven and hell. Fresco in a bedroom in the Palazzo Davanzati Della Robbia glazed terracotta tabernacle in Santi Apostoli Ponte Vecchio O Palazzo Davanzati © Via Porta Rossa 13. Map 3 C1 (5 C3). [J (055)238 86 10. Open 9am-2pm Tue-Sun (last adm: 30 mins before dosing).
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