Madonna De’ Ricci

This is a little Church located in Via del Corso, it is famous because is the place where the Mass of Artists is celebrated, a celebration of Florentine tradition. It is known as Madonna de’ Ricci even if its name is Santa Maria de’ Ricci.

The story of this Church it a little strange: it is told that Antonio Rinaldeschi gave the money to build it because after a big loss he threw excrement to the image of Santa Maria degli Alberghi.

On the main door note Landini’s family symbol that remember how Landini helped the Church. The interior has five Chapels richly frescoes and the Sacresty has a bust of Christ but the author is anonymous.