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Piazza del Limbo

Piazza del Limbo is a picturesque square that was once a graveyard for unbaptized children.
Piazza del Limbo Florence

Piazza del Limbo is situated close to the Ponte Vecchio in Borgo Santi Apostoli. The square was named after the cemetery for unbaptized children that was once situated there. Children who died before being baptized were not allowed to pass the gates of Heaven but ended up in Limbo.

The little church of  Santi Apostoli, is one of the oldest churches of Florence and was founded in the eleventh century.

Santi Apostoli

Palazzo Borgherini-Rosselli del Turco is located left of the church, a building from the 16th century. On the right side of the church you’ll find a palazzo of the Altoviti familie, recognizable by their family coat of arms with a wolf figure.

Palazzo Borgherini-Rosselli del Turco (l) and Palazzo Altoviti (r)

 

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