Author: Donata Grossoni

Donata is an art historian and works for the Opera di Santa Croce for the education and promotional activities. Opera di Santa Croce is a private no-profit lay Institution in charge of the administration of the Monumental Complex owned by FEC, an organization of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Founded in the fourteenth century, the Opera was recognized as a corporation in 1998.
October 12, 2017

Michelangelo’s tomb: five fun facts you probably didn’t know

When Michelangelo died in Rome at the venerable age of 88, the first priority was to bring his body back to Florence for appropriate burial and commemoration. This eventually took place in an impressive tomb monument in the Church of Santa Croce, which was designed and partially carried out by Giorgio Vasari to honour the […]