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Michelangelo's tomb, Santa Croce, Florence. As you enter Santa Croce immediately to the right is the tomb of Michelangelo. The monument was designed by Vasari in 1570 and the three ladies symbolize Painting, Architecture and sculpture. The great artist wanted to be buried here so that the first thing he would see on Judgment Day would be Brunelleschi's dome through the open doors of Santa Croce.

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Michelangelo - Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy. the audio tour states that Michelangelo wanted to be buried in Rome, but his family buried him here instead.

Bernini’s last work in the St. Peter’s Basilica, The tomb of Pope Alexander VII, Vatican (by Hornplayer).

Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s last work in the St. Peter’s Basilica, The tomb of Pope Alexander VII, Vatican

Brooch, 970–1030  Ottonian (probably northern Italy)  Gold with pearls, glass, and cloisonné enamel

Brooch, Ottonian (probably northern Italy) Gold with pearls, glass, and cloisonné enamel; decorated with miniature architectural forms constructed of fine gold filigree and granulation.

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Photo: Sigfrid Lopez, via Flickr.

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Photo by Sigfrid Lopez.

The Lower Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi was completed in 1230. It is the mother church of the Franciscan Order and one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Italy and a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Assisi Altare Basilica inferiore - Basilica of San Francesco, papal oltar

El Papa visita la tumba del emblemático obispo de San Cristóbal de las Casas, defensor de los indígenas Francisco, de rodillas ante la tumba del obispo Samuel Ruiz en la catedral de San Cristóbal de las Casas ANTONIO PELAYO, enviado especial, CIUDAD DE MÉXICO | Cuando en el Vaticano se comenzó a hablar del viaje papal a México, el papa Francisco impuso dos condiciones sine qua non: la imperativa visita a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y el viaje a Chiapas. A la vista de lo que sucedía el lunes…

El Papa visita la tumba del emblemático obispo de San Cristóbal de las Casas, defensor de los indígenas Francisco, de rodillas ante la tumba del obispo Samuel Ruiz en la catedral de San Cristóbal de las Casas ANTONIO PELAYO, enviado especial, CIUDAD DE MÉXICO | Cuando en el Vaticano se comenzó a hablar del viaje papal a México, el papa Francisco impuso dos condiciones sine qua non: la imperativa visita a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y el viaje a Chiapas. A la vista de lo que sucedía el lunes…

1230 (25 Maggio) - Frati Francescani

1230 (25 Maggio) - Frati Francescani

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