Help restore Brunelleschi's 'Pazzi Chapel' in Florence

November 19 2014

Video: Opera Di Santa Croce

Great video this to help fundraising for a good cause:

The Pazzi Chapel is a landmark of Renaissance architecture in Florence, Italy. Located in the Santa Croce church complex, the structure was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi – the master architect who is most famous for engineering Florence’s beloved cathedral dome. The loggia in front of the Pazzi Chapel is a prime example of 15th-century architectural decoration in grey pietra serena sandstone, colourful maiolica and terracotta.

550 years have taken their toll on this structure and its decoration. The loggia of the Pazzi Chapel requires urgent restoration to stop further deterioration. Opera di Santa Croce, the non-profit institution in charge of the church’s administration, has raised 50% of the funds needed to carry out this restoration, slated to begin in early 2015. Your support of the loggia’s restoration will help to raise the remaining amount. In so doing, you will become part of the 720-year-long history of Santa Croce.

More details here

Update - a reader writes:

[...] my wife and I exchanged new wedding rings in the Pazzi chapel, all by ourselves, twenty years ago.  There is no more moving space, even if there are equally beautiful ones, which speaks to the Pazzi Chapel's architectural perfection.

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