Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Santa Maria Novell & the Capella Spagnuola

There are other lovely churches in Florence, however. The 13th century Santa Maria Novella, which the visitor can be forgiven for thinking just lends its name to the train station, is actually quite attractive, with its Romanesque facade stuck on, a polychrome altar, serene cloister and beautiful domes.

 See how the facade is just applied to the older church?

Santa Maria Novella's Capella Spagnuola (Spanish chapel) has some quite amazing frescoed walls and ceiling, not to mention a sobering tomb in the floor. 

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