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Florence’s Basilica di Santa Croce runs Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for restoration

The Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence.
Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence. Image by Victor R. Ruiz / CC BY-SA 2.0

The organisation that looks after Florence’s Basilica di Santa Croce has initiated a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to restore the basilica’s Pazzi Chapel, which was designed by Renaissance-great Filippo Brunelleschi. The campaign runs until 19 December and is aiming to raise US$95,000 towards the restoration of the chapel, which is crumbling away over time due to the soft sandstone used to make it. Read more: italymagazine.com