This tiny Gothic church just south of the Pitti Palace sports a High Renaissance facade by Michelozzo (1457) and a Crucifixion over the high altar recently attributed to the school of Giotto.

At no. 8 on the piazza, on the corner of Via Maggio, is the entrance to the Casa Guidi, where from 1846 English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning lived with her husband, Robert, moving in just after their secret marriage. When the unification of Italy became official in Florence, Elizabeth recorded the momentous event in a famous poem, "Casa Guidi Windows": "I heard last night a little child go singing / 'Neath Casa Guidi windows, by the church, / O bella libertà, O bella!" Mrs. Browning died in this house on June 18, 1861.