Florence Itineraries: monumental cemeteries
If you love monumental cemeteries and unusual itineraries in Florence, the Trespiano Cemetery, along Via Bolognese, is worth a mention for its size (a special bus line is also running inside). This cemetery hosts the tombs of the Rosselli brothers, assassinated in France in 1937, as well as those of Architect Giuseppe Poggi and of the musician Luigi Dalla Piccola. The English Cemetery in Piazza Donatello hosts the beautiful tomb of the poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the mortal remains of the last descendants of William Shakespeare’s. There are also the Jewish Cemetery, just off the Renaissance walls, and the Misericordia Cemetery in Via degli Artisti, where people of unknown identity coming from the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital were buried in 19th century. Excellent people such as Michelangelo, Ugo Foscolo, Galileo, Rossini and Leon Battista Alberti are instead buried in the central Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross).
Looking for new Florence itineraries? Discover dark tourism! (why not?)
If you wish to spend an unusual stay and discover new peculiar Florence itineraries, take advantage of the gloomy Halloween special offer by Hotel Brunelleschi.
The Hotel Brunelleschi, a 4-star property located in the heart of Florence at walking distance from the Uffizi Gallery and from the most famous town museums, represents an ideal starting point for your Florence itineraries.
The historical building where the hotel is located overlooks a tiny square in the town centre and its façade encloses an ancient byzantine semicircular tower hosting a small museum with findings discovered during the tower restoration, as well as a Roman Calidarium.
All the rooms of the Hotel Brunelleschi, in the Florence historical centre, feature elegant furnishing and have been recently renovated; some of them have a breathtaking view on the Cathedral. The architectural style takes inspiration both from the Renaissance houses as they were under “Lorenzo the Magnificent” and those of 19th century when Florence was capital, after the Unification of Italy.
The hotel staff will provide information on how to reach and visit the dark and gloomy places of “dark” Florence:
– English cemetery (piazza Donatello), Trespiano cemetery (via Bolognese)
– Piazza del Limbo
– “Opera di Santa Croce” Museum
– Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross)
– Basilica of Santa Maria Novella