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Nicolò di Pietro, commissioned by the Tuscan merchant Francesco Amadi, created, in 1408, an image of the "Virgin and Child between two Saints" and its owner decided to place this work outside his home.

Immediately this image, considered sacred and miraculous, attracted many devotees and the Senate of the Republic ordered its owner Amadi to find him another accommodation.
There was a collection among the people to raise a sufficient sum for the construction of a chapel dedicated to the Madonna.
The design and construction work was entrusted to Pietro Lombardo who began the activities in 1481 and were completed 8 years later.

The façade is made up of two orders of porticoes carved in marble and a characteristic semicircular front full of rose windows; Two types of crosses are evident, a more traditional one in the central part and two more oridinal lateral ones. Above the entrance, there is a lunette in which an image of "Madonna with Putto" carved on marble is placed.

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