Museo Diocesano di Santo Stefano al Ponte, Florence
piazza Santo Stefano, Florence 50122
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Owing the latter part of its name to its proximity to the Ponte Vecchio , Chiesa di Santo Stefano al Ponte was first ... More
Museo Diocesano di Santo Stefano al Ponte
Owing the latter part of its name to its proximity to the Ponte Vecchio , Chiesa di Santo Stefano al Ponte was first mentioned in recorded history in 1116 although its Romanesque architecture suggest it is actually much older. A mixture of features such as its Roman façade, Medieval entryway, and altars that date to Renaissance times make visible its long and varied history. Now deconsecrated, the church is home to the Orchestra Regionale Toscana and offers a stunningly authentic acoustic and cultural setting to experience some of Italy's best classical music.
Built by the Hermits in the 13th Century, this church has been restored several times; the present appearance is a
result of renovations in the 15th Century and works done at the beginning of the 20th Century. Inside, note ...
The villa belonged to the Medici family and Cosimo, Florence's new Duke, began the work on renovating the grounds, he
planned an Italian garden with geometric designs, Vasari made the Duke's dreams become reality. At the center of the ...
Among the many cultural events in Florence is the annual Heidelberger Weihnachtsmarkt, or Heidelberg Christmas Market, which takes place in
piazza Santa Croce. Vendors come primarily from Heidelberg, Germany as well as other European countries such as France, The ...
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