THE LEATHER SCHOOL IN FLORENCE'SHISTORIC BASILICA SANTA CROCE
It was more than I’d normally pay for one bag, but worth every penny.
Even the extra $75 import fee I had to pay Fed Ex upon delivery in Miami.
Did I mention they embossed my initials in gold inside the bag?
And, oh yeah, the Basilica is the largest Franciscan church in the world.
It has sixteen chapels, many decorated with frescoes by Giotto.
Brunelleschi built the inner cloister, which has a monument to Florence Nightingale.
It includes a relief of the Annunciation by Donatello. Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli are buried there, and it has a cenotaph dedicated to Dante.
You may want to check that stuff out, too.
Piazza Santa Croce, 16 (the more accessible way through the Church of Santa Croce)
Via San Giuseppe, 5/R (through the garden that surrounds the Apse)
Tel.: (+39) 055.244.533/4