Santa Croce chapel open after restoration

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chapel-2The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce has re-opened after five years of restoration. Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church, contains an enormous fresco cycle produced by Angolo Gaddi in the 1380s depicting the Legend of the True Cross. Gaddi’s frescos are finally open to the public and visitors lucky enough to be in Florence, can actually climb the scaffolding and view the fresco cycle up close. For those of us not so lucky, we can view the restoration process, and other restoration projects under taken at Santa Croce, online here.

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