Podtour of Florence - Santa Croce
is surely the artistic capital of Italy. It was a thriving medieval city
but its moment of glory came with the Renaissance. Under the beneficent
rule of the Medici Family, artists and architects such as Masaccio, Brunelleschi,
Giotto, Ghirlandaio, Michelangelo and Vasari beautified the city and created
a unique city of art - a true cultural highlight of Europe.
So it's not surprising that tourists head to Florence
from all over the world - whether for a quick weekend break, or for a longer
stay. Florence can get incredibly busy, but we've found some out of the
way sights for you as well as the 'must sees'.
In this Podtour, we start at the old prisons of the Medici in the
Bargello and make our way to the Franciscan church of Santa Croce, and Brunelleschi's
marvellous Pazzi Chapel, which embodies the values of the early Renaissance
- calm, simplicity and reason. And let's not forget the “ghost of the