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Crypt of Santa Reparata, Florence

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Santa Reparata is the former cathedral of Florence, Italy. Its name refers to Saint Reparata, an early virgin martyr who is the co-patron saint of Florence. The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore was constructed over it.HistoryEver since the 3rd century there was an area in the north of Florence which was dedicated to Christianity and up to the Middle Ages represented the most important religious center of the city. From the 6th century onwards, a building complex called 'the sacred axis' was constructed in east-west direction (from the Piazza dell'Olio to the area of the apsis of the Duomo), which was traditionally considered the cult area in Late Antiquity, protected by existing Roman walls. The place included the Bishop's palace, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, a hospital, a parsonage, a graveyard, and three churches: Salvatore al Vescovo, San Michele Visdomini and Santa Reparata. The main point within the sacred axis was Santa Reparata, a sacral building of paleo-Christian origin which was probably the first construction of this building complex. The bones of Saint Zenobius (born about 328) were transferred to Santa Reparata at an unidentified time (according to most scientists it happened in the 9th century). At this time Santa Reparata became the new seat of the bishop, which had been in Basilica of San Lorenzo before that time.
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  • Located beneath the cathedral, the entry point to the crypt is very easy to find as it's right by the exit point and next to the souvenir store. Once you walk down the small set of stairs, you have to...  more »
  • We can discover the different eras and the remains of the buildings prior to the present Cathedral. Move quickly because included in the ticket of the Cathedral.
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  • I visited the crypt of Santa Reparata was included in the joint admission from 15 € to "the great opera Museum". No big deal, I would say nothing. I didn't like it at all
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  • It is the remains of the buildings prior to the Santa Maria del Fiore, ranging from a Roman House (from which mosaics are preserved), a Christian basilica and the Church prior to the paleo last and definitive Cathedral. The access is done from the interior of the Cathedral, just before the exit, going down to a lower level. While it is not a Museum for what you would pay an entry, the visit to Santa Reparata rest included in the entry to the whole complex (dome, the baptistery, the Museum of the Opera del Duomo), so it does not cost anything to take advantage of the visit.
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