Santa Croce at sunset, just a 5 minute walk from our apartment.
Basilica Santa Croce after dark
A Jewish architect Niccolo Matas designed the church's 19th century neo-Gothic facade, working a prominent Star of David into the composition.
Dante Alighieri sculpture in front of Santa Croce
On November 4th, 1966, the Arno River flooded Florence and its environs. The entire Basilica of Santa Croce, was completely engulfed with the flood waters and sludge.
Tomb of Leonardo da Vinci
Tomb of Galileo
Tomb of Michelangelo
Bust of Michelangelo above his tomb.
Tomb of Danti Allegheri
Tomb of Nicolaus Machiavelli
Tomb of Gioachino Rossini
Angel Gabriel leading a young boy safely on his journey
Horse and rider at Santa Croce Basilica
Lions at the base of the sculpture of Dante Allegheri at Santa Croce
Detail of stone carving on the facade of Santa Croce
The Leather School of Florence is in a monastary behind the Basilica Santa Croce.
The school was founded after WW2 to train orphans in the leather craftsman's trade.
Francesca Gori's bags have decorative closures with bobbles of silver, gold, semi-precious stones and other rare materials such as fossils, quartz, amber all from antique jewelry.
Francesca Gori, daughter of the founder of the school, has created a line of hand-stitched one-of-a-kind handbags.
Leather craftswoman inside the Monastery of Santa Croce.