May 23, 2008

Not-so famous sights

Yesterday we went to Santa Croce church, which is where I saw this oddly-detached angel.

We looked at all the famous frescoes and strolled through the cloister before visiting the school of leather working, and finally - the chapel I had been looking forward to seeing, the Pazzi chapel.
The chapel was designed by a chap called Brunelleschi for the Pazzi family, who never used it because they were banished from the city for the remarkable attempt to assassinate the Medicis (Giovanni and Lorenzo), which killed Giovanni but resulted in the expulsion of the whole Pazzi family.

We tried to be decorous, but we had the whole place to ourselves....

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