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Art lovers will get an up-close look at Santa Croce artwork

04.12.2011
Topic European Travel

Art lovers will get an up-close look at Santa Croce artwork - Image

Many travellers head to Italy because they want to experience art that they cannot find anywhere else. Although people who take part in Europe travel could visit one of the many famed galleries or museums across the continent, people visiting Italy may find other opportunities to view artwork.

The Santa Croce in the heart of the Piazza di Santa Croce in Florence is filled with paintings of various saints and angels, and now tourists can get an up-close look at some of the designs.

According to the Vancouver Sun, travellers will get a chance to climb scaffolding and view some of the art up close, which is the first time this has happened following a major restoration. The news provider reports that the scaffolding will not be dismantled for another year.

"Climbing up the scaffolding and standing in precisely the same spot where the artist stood is a bit like travelling in a time machine," Alberto Felici, one of the team that spent five years restoring the frescoes, told the news provider.

The Santa Croce is the largest Franciscan church in the world.