I always visit churches and cloisters / convents during my trips. Today I’ll share a few photos of The Basilica di Santo Spirito, Florence. The original architect was famous Filippo Brunelleschi who designed those typical domes of Florence. The building started in 1446. Outside the basilica is very plain but the inside is very decorative. Unfortunately it was not allowed to take photos inside. But there was a beautiful inner courtyard that I enjoyed a lot.
The most interesting thing for a nowadays tourist is this wooden crucifix by young Michelangelo. At seventeen years he was allowed to make anatomical studies on the corpses coming from the convent's hospital; in exchange, he sculpted a wooden crucifix. Photo: Wikipedia.
All in all my trip was fabulous - so much to see!