here are a few Hotels in Florence, in the heart of Italy, like Morandi alla Crocetta, with a very interesting history.
This Hotel is situated in Via Laura, where two historical figures of the Renaissance have left their mark: Lorenzo de’Medici and Sister Domenica of Paradise. Originally it was a country road crossing into some vegetable gardens, thus aptly called Via Verzura later modified into Via Ventura. When Lorenzo de’Medici decided to build a house for courtesans, the name was changed to Via Laurenziana, then abbreviated to Via Laura.
Sister Domenica was the daughter of a farmer from Pian di Ripoli, south of florence vacation , who worked some lands belonging to the convent of St. Brigida al Paradiso. Having entered this same convent and taking the name of Sister Domenica del Paradiso, she developed a reputation for sanctity. This didn’t stop her from giving her nuns a useful and practical occupation. She introduced the art of weaving gold and silver cloths with great economic success.
Even though she was a Domenican, she did not agree with Fra’ Girolamo Savonarola whom she never quoted in her writings. This is why she earned the friendship of Savonarola’s great antagonists, the Medici, who allowed her to buy a large piece of land to one side of Via Laura (where the present building stands) for a mere 190 Florins. In 1511 she began building a new convent, spending some 20.000 gold Florins. It wasn’t by chance that it was made easy for a Domenican convent, loyal to the Medici, to be built only one block away from Savonarola’s church, S.Marco.
Later on, Pope Clement VII, Lorenzo’s nephew (his father, Giuliano de’Medici, was killed in the famous Pazzi conspiracy) was very generous to Sister Domenica of Paradise. She kept her old name in honour of her former convent though the new one was called the convent of the Crocetta after the small red cross that the nuns wore sewn on their habit. Even the street was called Via della Crocetta for a long period of time.
Along this same street, in 1502 canon Marco Strozzi founded another convent for six devout ladies: S. Maria degli Angeli, afterwards called S. Maria degli Angiolini, near the Palazzo of the Crocetta that later became the Archeological Museum.
On the side of the street, where the Hotel Morandi alla Crocetta now stands, the convent of the Crocetta had its gardens and cloisters. On this site, Sister Domenica of Paradise had a vision of Jesus commemorated by a XVI century tabernacle built to the rear, on Via Giusti. In the hotel Morandi alla Crocetta, one can admire XVII century frescoes depicting scenes of the life of the blessed Domenica of Paradise.
Some of the types available in bow ties are zip ties, pre tied ties, clip on ties and ready tied ties. Clip on tie is a kind of tie which does not go around the collar of the neck but clips will be available to hold the collar points. The type of tie which can be worn for any kind of formal occasions but for only black or white dress code with faux pas are known as ready tie. The self tied tie are the one which looks like a two parallel sided in shape and mostly it is called as butterfly tie due to its look.
Depending upon the preference of the person decides the choice of buying any one of the tie model. The ties surely have pointed tips which are the attractive feature of the tie. And the tips will be available at both the ends. Even bow ties with single ended type is available which gives only one thistle shape at one of the corner. Buying these ties in a mall or through online is advisable as good fabric material will be used instead of cheap material but the cost will be quiet high. Silk ties are found in large numbers in big shopping malls which will have fixed length with thistle and also have adjustable wing ends. So buying these ties in malls are preferable than any other place. The bow tie designers are designing these tie with care and uniqueness in order to attract the people.
If you are looking for a European tourist place visited, address the Amalfi seaboard area and the town of apartments sorrento italy in the Gulf of Salerno. These tourist attractions well liked with jet setters and many others lie in the Campania district of southwestern Italy on the Tyrrhenian ocean. Frankly, this locality is barely undiscovered. Make certain to glimpse our other articles on Campania destinations in this sequence; they cover Campania’s capital town Naples, the historic ruins east of Naples, the locality west of Naples, and eventually the Isle of Capri.
We start our tour in the south at the Greek wrecks of Paestum. We’ll work (can you actually call this work?) our way north along the seaboard area to the town of Salerno. Here we turn left and proceed west along the shore to Salerno, Amalfi, then Ravello which is just north, and extend along the seaboard area to Positano and finally to Sorrento across the Bay of Naples from Naples.
Paestum lies about 50 miles (85 kilometers) southeast of Naples. The Greeks first colonized this locality about 2700 years before and originally entitled the town Poseidonia in respect of the King of the Sea. It aligned with Rome when Hannibal invaded Italy and begun to down turn around fifteen century years ago. Paestum was forsaken throughout the Middle Ages possibly because of malaria, whereas it’s now rather arid. Some very old town partitions still stand as do many of its defensive towers. Paestum comprises some of the best-preserved Ancient Greek temples in the world. Most of the site hasn’t been excavated yet.
The Temple of Hera, wife of Zeus, was misnamed the Basilica because investigators considered that it was Roman municipal structure rather than a Greek religious edifice. Take a gaze and glimpse if you can tell the difference. Researchers, possibly distinct ones, furthermore made a mistake concerning the Temple of Apollo, thinking that it was dedicated to Poseidon or one time afresh to Hera. The site furthermore contains a Roman Forum and an amphitheater. Here the mistake was deliberate, and much more exorbitant. accept as true it or not in 1930 a street was constructed over the location, entombing its northern half. The municipal engineer was held responsible and went to prison for wanton destruction of a historic site. To my knowledge no government agents were even charged.