Santa Croce Florence Italy – Indulge Yourself in Medieval Times!
Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, is a cultural gem that must be explored inch by inch especially its top attraction, Santa Croce Florence Italy Square. Initially, when it was constructed during the 12th century its main purpose was to gather people of Franciscan faith for preaching. Later it was used for jousting tournaments and even soccer games.
But now Santa Croce Florence Italy has a special place in the heart of Florentines. It is a remarkable square hosting a myriad of important Florence attractions. The Basilica of Santa Croce is one of the most beautiful cathedrals of Italy of Franciscan faith, the final resting place of the greatest artists and noblemen who greatly contributed to the history and culture of the city like Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and many others. The Basilica of Santa Croce bears a lot of frescos completed by some of the most illustrious artists of the time. The refectory wing of the Basilica houses Museo dell’Opera di Santa Croce. Unfortunately, time and 1966 flood destroyed a large portion of art and architecture and huge efforts are made to preserve what’s been left.
Florence Leather School is also located on the territory of Santa Croce Florence Italy Square and guests can watch local craftsmen make incredible leather purses, wallets and belts.
Less than a mile away from Santa Croce Florence Italy Square to the southeast, visitors will find another great tourist attraction in Florence, Duomo. Il Duomo Florence is the 4th biggest cathedral in the world widely recognized by its Gothic façade. Its initial construction phase took place in the 13th century; however the building has taken on various face lifts throughout its history. For guest who value comfort and luxury above the most, consider staying at the Hotel Savoy Florence in the close proximity to Duomo cathedral.
Supported by one of the most powerful families of the medieval times Medici, Florence was elevated to the heights of European cultural Mecca by the distinguished works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buenarotti and Boticelli, to name a few of them. All of these distinguished artistic creations could be admired at the Uffizi, Pitti and Accademia Gallery.
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