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Concierge.com's insider take:
This 12th-century church hides several treasures behind its rather bland facade. The Sassetti chapel is decorated with frescoes of the life of St. Francis by Domenico Ghirlandaio (14481494). The lovely Adoration of the Shepherds above the altar is one of the artist's best-known works. One of the few early Quattrocento fresco cycles to have survived in the city is the Life of the Virgin in the Bartolini-Salimbeni Chapel, painted by the Sienese artist Lorenzo Monaco; the Annunciation behind the altar is also by him. In the second chapel to the left of the altar, don't miss the marble tomb of Benozzo Federighi by Luca della Robbia.
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