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Michelangelo's eternal resting place in the Santa Croce church, Florence

Santa Croce is Florence's most majestic church. Inside the church is the burial site of Michelangelo, built by Giorgio Vasari. The tomb is placed close to the church's entrance at Michelangelo's personal request. The reason for its location, so the story goes, is that the artist, wished to see the dome of Florence's cathedral as his first waking sight on rising from his tomb on the Day of Judgement.

Last Revised October 7, 2007

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