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Basilica di Santa Maria Novella  
   

Basilica di Santa Maria Novella

This "New" 13th century church was built on the site of a previous 9th century religious building. It's the principal Dominican church in Florence, situated near the main railway station that is named for the church. We've pretty much exhausted our interest in ABCs. And we've yet to investigate the Florence Duomo!
Tuscany

May 21st 2017
Geo: 43.3185, 11.3317Walked around on Saturday seeing the sights. Elena and Valerio headed off to their second home in Livorno and left their place to us.Full-day Tuscan trip on Sunday. First San Gimignano, then the village fort of Monterigginio and then Siena. Plus a stop at a Chianti vineyard on the way home, which wasn't until after 8pm. ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Siena

Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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