Santo Spirito Church

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Designed by Brunelleschi in 1436, Santo Spirito is one of the most famous landmarks South of the city in the heart of the Oltrarno. Santo Spirito was one of Brunelleschi’s last projects and died before the completion of the Church.

The legend of the Fourth of July, Santa Croce basilica

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The Pazzi Chapel is full of unresolved meaning and significance linking it perfectly to many myths and legends. One of those legends is the fresco located in the Chapel. The fresco is thought to depict the constellation July 4, 1442

The absent tomb of Benedetto Fortini, Santa Croce Basilica

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It is assumed that due to the status of Benedetto Fortini, he died in magnificence and was mourned one night in December of 1406. Fortini was a Florentine diplomat, politician, and man of letters. However, little information about Fortini was passed down to

Meeting the Pope

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  In the Vatican City of Rome, Pope Francis warmly greets and blesses the many who travel the world just to feel his presence and hear his speeches. Most recently amongst the crowd goers were students of the Lorenzo de Medici

Michelangelo’s Crucifix at Santo Spirito

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The wooden crucifix inside the Santo Spirito Church has baffled art critics and art historians for decades. Santo Spirito was designed by Fillippo Brunelleschi but, there are a lot of questions surrounding the crucifix that the church might contain artwork

American Catholics at the Church of Santi Apostoli

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Santi Apostoli is one of the oldest parish churches in the city dating back to 1075. Just recently the American catholic community moved here and share it with the Italian parish church. This church has great historical significance and its located

Piazza del Limbo

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Its name comes from a cemetery that was once located there for children that past away so young and had not been baptized. According the the catholic faith entry to heaven depended on being baptized and the space between heaven

#CrazyforPazzi crowdfunding campaign at the Basilica of Santa Croce

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An international crowd funding campaign was launched to raise 95,000 dollars in efforts to restore the Pazzi Chapel. The Pazzi chapel at the church of Santa Croce in Florence was designed by Brunelleschi in 1429, Brunelleschi who also designed the famous Duomo

San Miniato al Monte

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The church of San Miniato al Monte is often described as one of the finest examples of Romanesque churches in all of Italy. With a famous façade, historical setting, and spectacular views it’s difficult to disagree. The basilica San Miniato al