We have finally reached the final stretch of my recent visit to Santa Croce. For the past few days, I have posted similarly on other parts of the church (you can find the posts here).
First, this tomb commemorating Rossini:
Next up is one of the masterpieces of Santa Croce. It is the tomb for Leonardo Bruni, created by Bernardo Rossellino:
Then, the creme de la creme of sculpture in all of the Renaissance, in my humble opinion. I adore this monument by Donatello.
Moving further along towards the western end of the side aisle, we arrive at Canova’s tomb to Alfieri. I used to swoon for Canova and Neoclassicism. I still like this sculptural work.
And Dante, who was exiled and whose body is preserved in Ravenna. In the 19th century he was given this cenotaph in the celebrity burial place of Florence, Santa Croce.
I love the way the couple is admiring this monument in these pictures.
And then, of course, there is the tomb for Michelangelo, created by Vasari.
And, upon leaving (or entering) the basilica, the font with holy water for the faithful is perhaps the most beautifully wrought example of its kind:
Niccolini tomb on the western wall, between 2 portals.
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