For lovers of history, The Crypt of Santa Reparata provides a glimpse into the rich history of Florence. Not only is this history intriguing, but its beauty and symbolism are also as breathtaking as it is mind-blowing. Visiting this amazing place the following is what you can expect.
Religion – A trip down memory lane
Florence is a town that was much revered for its roots in Christianity. Standing out as one of the first religious centres in this region, it was a lace of both adoration and subjection of cruelty. The Crypt of Santa Reparata is named after Saint Reaparata a virgin and martyr of the Church. The former cathedral of Florence was named in her honour to symbolise resilience in the faith. This cathedral is a great place to visit if you would like to explore the history of early Christianity and Catholicism.
Adventure – Exploration of mystery
A visit to the Crypt of Santa Reparata is a chance to put your archaeological demeanour on the front row. A lot of mystery surrounds the tombs that are located in this cathedral, and it is said that many more are yet to be discovered. Buried cathedrals beneath the main cathedral will ignite your spirit of adventure like never before. Whether you pick to go with a guide or not, you will learn something new for every step that you make in this tourist location. There is also an impressive collection of items from century past, the most outstanding being a 12th Century crucifix.
Art – Sculpting and carving at its best
The Crypt of Santa Reparata is a place for everyone. For lovers of art, the amazing carvings on tombstones will not just inspire you but will stick with your for a lifetime. Digging deeper into the tools that were used by the artists to make these impressive carvings will make you want to come up with a masterpiece of your own as well. One thing to note is that art lovers flock this place in numbers. Booking accommodation at FIBNB apartments is a good way of being in proximity to the venue. From here you can access the site early enough and have enough time to explore the art culture contained in the Santa Reparata.
Renaissance – A story of destruction and rebuilding
The Crypt of Santa Reparata is a site that has stood the test f time to be where it is right now. From the time of its first existence in 780 to the Romans’ period when it got a facelift up to the 13th century when its final transformation occurred. This is the story of a place that has defied all odds to be a resemble of resilience. Just as the legend of Saint Reparata lives on, so does the glory and honour of the former cathedral of Florence in Italy.