The Memorial is a beautiful spot amidst wooded slopes, near the Greve River and approximately 5 miles from the historic ... More
Florence American Cemetery & Memorial
The Memorial is a beautiful spot amidst wooded slopes, near the Greve River and approximately 5 miles from the historic center. Green courts with white crosses, on either side of a pylon, consist of 4,398 graves of soldiers who died for their country. The names soldiers is written upon the Tablets of the Missing, which serves as a reminder of sacrifice and loyalty. A staff member is on site at all times to answer questions and assist relatives to the graves. Achievements of the American Armed Forces in this region can be viewed in the north atrium of the memorial.
The Basilica di Santa Maria Novella church was built in 1278 by architects Fra Sisto and Fra Ristoro, who were
part of the Dominican order. The work was carried on by Fra Jacopo Talenti and Fra Giovanni da Campi ...
As the city's skyline symbol, the legendary Duomo is famous above all for its dome: Filippo Brunelleschi's Renaissance masterpiece, completed
in 1436, created a double dome shell so that the dome is entirely self supporting. It still stands as ...
Both architecturally and artistically unique, this monastery commissioned in 1342 by Niccolò Acciaioli, viceroy of the Kingdom of Naples, was
originally home to Carthusian monks. Today Cistercian monks give visitors a guided tour of the complex's treasures. The tour ...
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