The church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

The church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence

SANTA MARIA NOVELLA IS A CATHEDRAL IN FLORENCE. It is plain from the outside, without much ornamentation and hence easily blends into the surroundings. Santa Maria Novella is the first cathedral of the city and is the city’s main Dominican church. The church,...
City Sunday: Majestic Florence

City Sunday: Majestic Florence

Italy stands on the form-work of the past in terms of architecture and how the cities have come up. If Venice was poetry in decay, Florence is majesty in past splendour. The ‘Athens of the Middle Ages’ is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.  The...
City Sunday: Magical Venice

City Sunday: Magical Venice

What can I say about Venice that hasn’t been said already? I know! Let me paint a semi-realistic picture that would not generally be portrayed. I visited Venice in the peak of summer.

The Churches of Venice: Frari Church

The Churches of Venice: Frari Church

Piazzale Roma is a square in Venice and forms the entrance to the city. A short walk from Piazzale Roma led us to the beautiful red brick building that is the Frari Church. It is a tall, solid piece of Italian Gothic architecture. Its full name is the church of Santa...