Santa Trinita is an oft overlooked church, though it’s right in the center of the action and you’ll probably walk by it a lot if you happen to enjoy scenic strolls along the Arno. With this prime real estate, there's not reason to not drop in and check out the beautiful frescoes of 15th century Florence by Ghirlandaio and the interesting mix of architectural styles from Romanesque to Gothic to Renaissance. The church has been owned by both the Strozzi and Medici families, so a considerable amount of money was put into the beautification of it and is worth spending a half hour looking at, especially for art and history lovers. When you're done, walk across Ponte Santa Trinita, oldest elliptical arch bridge in the world.
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