Thursday, February 20, 2014

Santa Croce Bell Tower

Bell tower, Basilica di Santa Croce, Basilica of the Holy Cross, Florence
Detail of the bell tower seen from Piazzale Michelangelo
Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross)
Piazza di Santa Croce
Florence, October 2013

See also: Basilica di Santa Croce

“A new plan to complete the piece of architecture was presented in 1842 by the architect Gaetano Baccani: the project was approved and the bell tower, this time built next to the sacristy, was finished in 1847. The material used was the typical Florentine limestone masonry having a yellowish warm colour, already used to build other parts of the church. The structure appeared lighter thanks to the presence of single-lancet windows, frames and a cusp lantern.”
(The bell tower, Opera di Santa Croce)

4 comments:

Revrunner said...

Magnificent view of it.

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic shot against the hill.

Changes in the wind said...

Majestic

Dina said...

So beautiful! I love the stone.