31 Maggio 2017 · 3482 Views

Santa Reparata and its precious remains

Santa Reparata and its precious remains
PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS
 
The remains of S. Reparata, the early Christian church of the city, are visibile under the right nave of the Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore.
S. Reparata was the first Cathedral to be built inside the Roman city walls of Florence: it was destroyed only at the end of the XIV century when works for the edification of the new one were going on.

A LOT OF TREASURES ARE HIDDEN HERE!
1. Giovanni, a member of the Medici family died in 1352: he is buried here! He was a knight in fact his guilded helmet and spurs are displayed next to the entrance.
2. Among the most precious remains, you will notice part of the central nave with a mosaic decoration representing a peacock commissioned to African masters!
3. One of the three apses of the old church is still decorated with a "Piety": the clearest proof of the extent to which the ancient building was being embellished until a few years before its destruction. In this area a sculpture depicts S. Reparata, the first patron saint of the city and a room full of skulls founded during the excavations opens next to her!
Filippo Brunelleschi, the genius who closed the Cathedral with an extraordinary dome is entombed at the end of the itinerarary! 

The statue of Santa Reparata

Filippo Brunelleschi's tomb.

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