Sunday, July 19, 2009

Firenze, day 2: Santa Croce

Interior courtyard behind Santa Croce

Various funerary monuments and tombs

Artwork in the Medici chapel

Private Medici chapel

Part of the robes of St. Francis of Assisi

Transept of Santa Croce

I freschi di Giotto!

Tour group looking at the frescos in the little chapels, just like in "A Room with a View"

Monument to Dante

Michelangelo's tomb

Galileo's tomb

Santa Croce is full of amazing paintings, statues, reliquaries, etc. It also has the tombs of Donatello, Michelangelo and Galileo, among others. The outdoor courtyard is gorgeous, too, and there's an art museum and a leather workshop in the complex as well.

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