Church of San Ferdinando

Church of San Ferdinando Church of San Ferdinando In the historic Venezia quarter, just across from Piazza Luogo Pio in Piazza Anita Garibaldi is San Ferdinando, one of Livorno's oldest and most interesting churches. Also known as La Crocetta, it was built largely at the hest of prince Ferdinando, son of Grand Duke Cosimo III, and was therefore named after him.

It was begun in 1707 to a design by Giovan Battista Foggini and complete ten years later by Giovanni del Fantasia.

The church was given over to the Trinitarian Order who came to Livorno from France in 1653. The building was consacrated in 1717. The church displays a number of different architectural styles and contains some fine marble sculptures by Giovanni Baratta (1670-1747) (liberated slaves). It is sometimes used as a venue for concerts of classical music and choirs.
Piazza Anita Garibaldi 1, tel. +(39) 0586 888541
Mass: weekdays 5.30pm (winter) 6pm (summer); Saturdays and days before holidays 6pm; Sundays 9.30am and 11am.

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