See Top Art in the Santa Maria Novella Basilica in Florence

Giotto Crucifix in Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Santa Maria Novella has some of the finest medieval and Renaissance art in Florence, including Masaccio’s Holy Trinity and a Crucifix by Giotto. The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, originally a Dominican monastery church, has always been full of art. Top works include Masaccio’s Holy Trinity — an early application of the rules of perspective … Read more

See Stendal’s Brick Gothic and Romanesque Town Gate Towers

Detail of the Brick Gothic Uenglinger Tor in Hansestadt Stendal

The brick Gothic Uenglinger Tor and Romanesque Tangermünder Tor are two beautiful medieval town gate towers in Stendal in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Only two of Hansestadt Stendal’s medieval town gate towers survived but both are exceptionally beautiful: the brick Gothic Uenglinger Tor is the better looking but the Tangermünder Tor with early 13th-century Romanesque base is … Read more