Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence
Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence

Santo Stefano al Ponte

Santo Stefano al Ponte is a 12th century church in Romanesque style. It is located near the Ponte Vecchio, to which it owes its name (ponte means bridge).

Through the centuries the building has undergone many changes and restorations. In the 20th century the church was damaged on multiple occasions: during the second world war, by the 1966 flooding of the river Arno, and in 1993 by the car bombing in Via dei Georgofili.

In 1986 the Archdiocese of Florence had to restrict the number of parishes in the old city due to depopulation. Santo Stefano al Ponte was one of them and has since become a venue for concerts and art exhibitions.

Practical Information

Address
Piazza di Santo Stefano 1, Florence, Italy
Phone
+39 055 068 4115
Website
Opening Times

The opening times apply during exhibitions

Monday 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
Friday 10:00 - 23:00
Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
Sunday 10:00 - 21:00

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