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  Church and Museum of Santa Croce Florence Italy
Santa Croce is planned as an Egyptian cross, with an open timber roof; there are many tomb slabs set into the pavement.
It is significant that Santa Croce, which was to become the resting-place of so many great Italians, has the first truly renaissance funerary monument: the tomb of Leonardo Bruni, Chancellor of the Republic, sculpted by Bernardo Rossellino (1444).
Ugo Foscolo, who died in England, was reburied here in 1871; in his celebrated Sepolcri he had written of the Santa Croce tombs as ‘urns of the strong, that kindle strong souls to great deeds’, and had thereby given rise to the secular view of the basilica as a Pantheon of civic memories.
www.museumsinflorence.com /musei/museum_of_opera_s_croce.html   (752 words)

  
 Basilica di Santa Croce di Firenze - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church of Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church.
It is situated on the Piazza Santa Croce, to the east of the Duomo.
The Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce is housed mainly in the refectory, also off the cloister.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Basilica_di_Santa_Croce_di_Firenze   (535 words)

  
 Relais Santa Croce - 5 Star Hotel - Centro Storico - Florence
Santa Croce Basilica is 50 metres from the Hotel with works of art from Giotto, Cimabue and Brunelleschi
Continue along Corso dei Tintori and at the traffic light turn right: after 100 meters you will find Piazza Santa Croce to the right and after 20 meters there is another traffic light: turn right on to Via Ghibellina and after 100 meters you arrive to Relais Santa Croce.
From Santa Maria Novella station you can take a taxi or bus no. 14 (after your trains' arrival take right side exit and get down the stairs) and get off at stop no.2 "Teatro Verdi" on Via Ghibellina.
www.florenceby.com /santacroceflorence/pages/reach.htm   (450 words)

  
 Florence Art Guide - The Cathedral (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-3.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The third and last Florentine cathedral (the cathedral is always the church that is the seat of the bishopric), it was given the name of Santa Maria del Fiore (Holy Mary of the Flower) in 1412 in clear allusion to the lily symbol of the city.
The brilliant head architect of the City Council was already revolutionizing the Franciscan basilica of Santa Croce and in 1298 also started work on the construction of Palazzo Vecchio.
Santa Reparata was pulled down in 1375: a sign that Santa Maria del Fiore was now ready to be the new cathedral of Florence.
www.mega.it.cob-web.org:8888 /eng/egui/monu/buq.htm   (510 words)

  
 Santa Croce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the basilica in Florence, see Basilica di Santa Croce di Firenze, for the basilica in Rome see Santa Croce in Gerusalemme.
Santa Croce is one of the six sestieri of Venice.
It occupies the north west part of the main islands, and can be divided into two areas: the eastern area being largely mediaeval, and the western - including the main port and the Tronchetto - mostly lying on land only created in the twentieth century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Santa_Croce   (193 words)

  
 Florence Art Guide - Piazza Santa Croce
The huge rectangular space of Piazza Santa Croce, created in front of the Franciscan Basilica, is the result of a 13th-14th century urban project whose mediaeval origins can still be clearly seen in many of the buildings surrounding its perimeter.
This palace was built by Giulio Parigi, an architect who worked on the Pitti Palace for the Medici family, and who repeated the mediaeval leitmotiv of the projecting consoles that can be seen on the buildings beside it, between the ground and the first floors.
Santa Croce has traditionally always been used for important civic and religious events because it is large enough to contain crowds of people.
www.mega.it /eng/egui/monu/xpiazza.htm   (416 words)

  
 Santa Croce, Florence
"Santa Croce is a pantheon of the most worthy kind.
The greatest church of the Franciscan order, Santa Croce was begun, probably by Arnolfo di Cambio, in 1294 on the site of an earlier building dating from 1228, and was consecrated in 1443 in the presence of Pope Eugene IV.
The facade, articulated in multicolored marble, and the campanile are 19th century.
www.planetware.com /florence/santa-croce-i-to-fsc.htm   (158 words)

  
 CHAIRLIFT SANTA CROCE - ALTA BADIA Pedraces - chairlift Dolomiti Superski - South Tirol/Italy
The Santa Croce Ski-tour wasn't part of the Alta Badia and Sella Ronda Ski-ride up to 1993, because of missing lift connections between Badia and La Villa.
During the same year, the capacity of the Santa Croce chairlift was also increased.
In addition, at Santa Croce chairlift valley station a building was constructed.
www.santa-croce.it /storia_e.htm   (279 words)

  
 Santa Croce | Florence Sights & Activities | Fodor's Online Travel Guide
The tomb of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), who produced evidence that Earth is not the center of the universe, and was not granted a Christian burial until 100 years after his death because of it, is on the left wall, nearly opposite Michelangelo's.
Outside the church proper, in the Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce off the cloister, is the 13th-century Triumphal Cross by Cimabue (circa 1240-1302), badly damaged by the flood of 1966.
Santa Croce was the unexpected highlight of a recent trip to Florence.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=florence@63&cur_section=sig&property_id=76254   (585 words)

  
 Santa Croce, Florence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Santa Croce, the church of the Franciscans in Florence, is one of the finest examples of Italian Gothic architecture.
It was begun in 1294, possibly designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, and was finished in 1442, with the exception of the 19th-century Gothic Revival facade and campanile.
One of the finest examples of early Renaissance architecture, the Pazzi Chapel by Brunelleschi, is in the 14th-century cloister.
gallery.euroweb.hu /database/churches/croce.html   (157 words)

  
 Apartment Santa Croce-F11
Located behind the famous “Piazza Santa Croce”, in a 15th century house at the very hub of the city and thus within easy walking distance of all cultural events and entertainment, Apartment Santa Croce is a 2 bedroom apartment that sleeps up to 4.
This busy quarter of the city is charming, not only for its beautiful monuments and landmarks, but also for its artisan botteghe, where one can still today find craftsmen working at their wares as they have done for centuries.
Apartment Santa Croce is on the 5th floor (with elevator) and is air conditioned.
www.domani-usa.com /florence/santacroce   (239 words)

  
 Santa Maria del Fiore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-3.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral church, or Duomo, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence, noted for its distinctive dome.
At the end of the 13th century, the nine-centuries-old church of Santa Reparata was crumbling with age, as attested in documents of that time.
Arnolfo di Cambio was also the famous architect of the church of Santa Croce and the Palazzo Vecchio.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Santa_Maria_del_Fiore   (3319 words)

  
 eTrav Pathways - Basilica of Santa Croce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Begun in 1294, in the period that served as the transition from Medieval times to the Renaissance, the Basilica of Santa Croce is a unique blend of styles and thought.
Contrary to the "heavy and dark" reputation of Gothic architecture, the Basilica of Santa Croce is actually airy and light.
Galileo, Michelangelo, Macchiavelli, the poet Alfieri and many other influential thinkers, scientists, inventors, and civil leaders have been laid to rest amid the serene spirituality of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the greatness of their achievements an inspiration to all who come to pay their respects.
www.etrav.com /pathways/html/santacroce.asp   (458 words)

  
 Santa Croce- Florence, Italy - VirtualTourist.com
Santa Croce: The gothic Santa Croce and its tombs
The beautiful Santa Croce and its namesake piazza, lie in the eastern part of the city centre, north of the River Arno.
Santa Croce: Santa Croce - The highlight of Florence.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Italy/Tuscany/Florence-151105/Things_To_Do-Florence-Santa_Croce-BR-1.html   (1015 words)

  
 Santa Croce, Italy. Travel guide & tourist information by Hostelbookers.com
Florence's two most lavish churches after the Duomo were the headquarters of the two preaching orders: the Dominicans occupied Santa Maria Novella, while the Franciscans were based at the giant church of Santa Croce (Mon–Sat 9.30am–5.30pm, Sun 1–5.30pm; €3), famed as the mausoleum of Florence's eminent citizens.
The dazzling chapels at the east end of Santa Croce are a compendium of Florentine fourteenth-century art, showing the extent of Giotto's influence and the full diversity of his followers.
The two immediately to the right of the chancel are entirely covered with frescoes by Giotto: beside the chancel is the Cappella Bardi, featuring scenes from the life of St Francis, while next to it is the Cappella Peruzzi with a cycle on the lives of St John the Baptist and John the Evangelist.
www.hostelbookers.com /guides/italy/santa_croce   (407 words)

  
 Giotto (Ambrogio Bondone): Basilica di Santa Croce
Giotto arrives at Santa Croce after the experiences of Assisi and Padova and his compositional language is mature.
Il complesso franciscano di Santa Croce fu progettato da Arnolfo di Cambio in 1295.
Giotto giunge a Santa Croce dopo le esperienze di Assisi e di Padova, avendo quindi maturato il linguagio compositivo.
www.christusrex.org /www1/giotto/santacroce.html   (528 words)

  
 Relais Santa Croce, Florence : Five Star Alliance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Luxury and refinement in the heart of Florence, between Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo.
About 800 meters from Relais Santa Croce the Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore) arises, whose grand dome was realized by Brunelleschi with frescos by Vasari and Zuccari.
Relais Santa Croce has two large meeting rooms capable of hosting up to 70 people each and offers all the necessary equipment, from video-conferencing to overhead projectors for multimedia presentations and a hostess and interpretation service.
www.fivestaralliance.com /luxury_hotel/florence/relais_santa_croce   (887 words)

  
 SantaCroceOnLine tutto su Santa Croce di Magliano
Gli appuntamenti di ottobre 2006 a Santa Croce di Magliano
A Santa Croce di Magliano i comizi di Leoluca Orlando, Patriciello, Iorio e Massa...
Piste ciclabili a Santa Croce di Magliano: iniziati i lavori nell'area compresa tra il bivio di contrada Sant'Elena e via Dante (campo sportivo)...
www.santacroceonline.com   (295 words)

  
 St. Oringa Christina and the People of Santa Croce: Religious Fables, Folklore, Legends, and Stories: All Creatures ...
There are not any churches consecrated to this saint: her cult survives in the Augustinian monastery of Santa Maria Novella at Santa Croce sull'Arno.
The celebration of Santa Oringa Christiana held in January is a true veneration of this saint who freed the entire population of Santa Croce from hunger with her field of fava beans during a time of famine.
During the festival days there is a nearly uninterrupted procession of Santa Croce residents and the faithful who make pilgrimage to the Chiesa del Monastero.
www.all-creatures.org /articles/rf-storingac.html   (467 words)

  
 Frescoes in the Church of Santa Croce in Florence
Frescoes in the Church of Santa Croce in Florence
He was once more working in a Franciscan church, in the great Minorite church of Santa Croce, for which he was to continue creating works right up until the end of his life.
Several noble Florentine families are also said to have commissioned panel paintings from him, with which they endowed the altars in Santa Croce.
gallery.euroweb.hu /html/g/giotto/s_croce/index.html   (200 words)

  
 Hotels in Florence near Santa Croce
What could be better than a break in Florence at the Plaza Hotel Lucchesi, on the banks of the Arno, just a stone's throw from Santa Croce, overlooking Piazzale Michelang...
The Residence San Niccolò is located in a glamorous 19th century Mansion, recently refurnished, on the "Lungarno della Zecca" riverside, in front of Piazzale Michel...
Also known as the Hotel of artists, the Dante Hotel is situated just in the middle of the historical center of Florence, city of art, show and culture.
www.traveleurope.it /florence/florence_santa_croce.shtml   (325 words)

  
 Santa Croce | Museum/Attraction Review | Florence | Frommers.com
The center of the Florentine Franciscan universe was begun in 1294 by Gothic master Arnolfo di Cambio in order to rival the huge church of Santa Maria Novella being raised by the Dominicans across the city.
The church wasn't completed and consecrated until 1442, and even then it remained faceless until the neo-Gothic facade was added in 1857 (and cleaned in 1998-99).
Shocked when he beheld Brunelleschi's elegant Crucifix, he let the lunch drop to the floor, smashing the eggs, and after a few moments turned to Brunelleschi and humbly offered, "Your job is making Christs and mine is making peasants." Tastes change, and to modern eyes this "peasant" stands as the stronger work.
www.frommers.com /destinations/florence/A21192.html   (1321 words)

  
 Baldassarre Croce ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Saro Cucinotta, Croce, Decrotteur et Modele a Naples (Croce, Bootfl and Model in Naples),pl. 77 from L"Illustration Nouvelle, Deuxieme Annee: 1869, circa 1869
Carlo Gregori, Festival in the Piazza Santa Croce, Florence, Italy, 1738
Bernardo Bellotto - Venice: Upper Reaches of the Grand Canal facing Santa Croce c.
www.wwar.com /masters/c/croce-baldassarre.html   (415 words)

  
 Florence Tuscany Italy Apartment Santa Croce - Apartment
The main part of this building was registered in the 'Comune' as a convent in the 12th century and renovations and additions have been made throughout the centuries.
It is probably part of the surge of the Dominican and Franciscan convents, monasteries, and churches that took over the Santa Croce area in the 12th century.
The ceiling frescoes are the crowning glory of this elegant apartment.
www.vrbo.com /41088   (755 words)

  
 SANTA CROCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Santa Croce in Gerusalemme may date from the 4th century, but this totally baroqued-out church does not deserve the hype it gets.
That is, unless you're talking about holy relics, in which case Santa Croce can't be beat.
two thorns from Jesus' crown, plus the gangly finger that Thomas poked Christ with, all on permanent display in Santa Croce's "Chapel of the Holy Relics" to the left of the altar.
www.holidayinrome.com /history/santa_croce.html   (124 words)

  
 open book: Santa Croce
Well, she had two final recommendations - Santa Croce in Gerusalemme and the Old Bridge gelato place, which she said was the best gelato in Rome.
Santa Croce in Gerusalemme is an international community of the Congregation of Saint Bernard of Italy of the Cistercian Order (O.Cist.).
A tour guide led us to a small room in Santa Croce to view, what appeared to be, the Shroud of Turin.
amywelborn.typepad.com /openbook/2006/03/santa_croce.html   (1444 words)

  
 Hotel Santa Croce in Fossabanda - Hotel Santa Croce in Fossabanda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The receiving centre of Santa Croce in Fossabanda is characterized by great hospitality.
The building dates from the 14th century and is located in Pisa not far from the Leaning Tower and near to the Congress Palace.
The Santa Croce in Fossabanda has spacious rooms and may receive groups, offering also the possibility to use conference halls, as well as other rooms for exhibitions and cultural activities.
www.fossabanda.it /index.php?language=en   (133 words)

  
 Santa Croce Giaggiolo
Charming penthouse on fifth floor (American designation) of of the building adjoining Palazzo Santa Croce.
It is also an ancient building but because it doesn't have the historic denomination of the neighboring building, a few more things could be done in the remodeling.
Views of Florence rooftops, landmarks and Piazza Santa Croce, depending on the room.
www.excellenteurope.com /Florence/SantaCroce/CroceGiaggiolo/CroceGiaggiolo.htm   (177 words)

  
 CHAIRLIFT SANTA CROCE - ALTA BADIA Pedraces - chairlift Dolomiti Superski - South Tirol/Italy
Ski-resort S. Croce is connected to Alta Badia Ski-ride and can be easily reached from the village of La Villa, thanks to the Gardenaccia lift.
The interconnection was built in 1993, that is two new ski-lifts a new downhill run were built.
The runs total length - all covered by artificial snow - is up to 4 km, with a difference in level of 700 metres.
www.santa-croce.it /piste_e.htm   (174 words)

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