11 juin 2007

History of Florence

  Florence (in Italian Firenze) is a town of Italy, capital of Tuscany and chief town of province. Located at the foot of septentrional Apennin, it is crossed by Arno. The site was occupied as of the prehistoric time, as proves it some discovered.Towards 200 front J. - C., the Etruscan city of Fiesole melts a colony. At the time Roman, this one becomes Florentia, a garrison town protecting it via Flaminia which connects Rome to the north of Italy and Gaule. The foundation of Florence thus dates... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Santa Croce

  History of Santa Croce If the origins of the first oratory franciscain remain vague, we have on the other hand much documents on the construction of the new Basilica of Santa Croce, which began officially losrque on May 3, 1294 the architect Arnolfo di Cambio posed the first stone by carrying out one of the chiefs of work of the Italian Gothic style.   Built with the expenses of the people and the Republic florentine, it rose on the foundations of a small church built in 1252 by the brothers... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

San Lorenzo

  It is one of the most famous churches in Europe and of most visited in Florence. It will be devoted first once by the holy bishop Ambroise of Milan into 393, then one second time in 1059 following important work of enlarging. Drawing up itself with the top of its broad staircases, the church was rebuilt several times. The current one is considered the first religious building of Renaissance style. Its absolutely pure proportions inside make it possible without any doubt to recognize the genius of ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

San Miniato Al Goes up

  The beautiful Romance church of San Miniato is located on one of the hills of Florence, from where one has a very beautiful sight on the city. It was built some time after the year 1000 on the preexistent Oratory built by San Miniato (Holy Minias), the first evangelist and Christian martyr of Florence. Victim of persecutions of the emperor Decio (249-251) one says that Miniato was perhaps a Armenian prince: the legend tells that after being decapitated, it collected its head, gave it on its neck... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Orsanmichele

    This site was a convent Benedictine at the beginning of the Christian era, and the grounds cultivated around in truck farm, probably to Arno. In 750, the oratory became a small church, dedicated to St Michel Archange, “San Michele in Orto” (St Michel with the Garden), shortened in a name which still remains: Orsanmichele. ... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Santa Maria Novella

  The church, the first basilica of Florence, is located on the place Santa Maria Novella. Built in XIIIème century by the Dominican ones, it replaces the oratory Santa Maria delle Vigne, built on the same site as of IXème century (from where its qualifier of Novella). The tower of the Gothic bell-tower of style and the stripped posterior part of the church make a beautiful contrast with the frontage. The complex of Santa Maria Novella is composed of the church, three monumental cloisters and... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Santa Maria del Fiore

The cathedral or Dome of Florence such as we see it today is the result of a long work which crossed more than six centuries of history. The basic architectural plan is that drawn by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of XIIIème century; the cupola, become a symbol for all Tuscany, is the fruit of the genius of the Rebirth, Filippo Brunelleschi, while the frontage supplementing the building was supplemented only at the end of the XIXème century.All the structural and decorative interventions were carried out between these... [Lire la suite]
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