This is a portion of the Annuciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus. This tempera and gold painting is considered the masterwork of Gothic artist Simone Martini. It was originally painted for a side altar for the Siena Cathedral but it is now housed in the Uffizzi Gallery in Florence.
Blessed Imelda Lambertini , INCORRUPT BODY Where: San Sigismondo Church near the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Blessed Imelda died in ecstasy while receiving her First Holy Communion. Lived 1322 A.D. ~ 1333
The Ponte Vecchio that crosses the river Arno in Florence is the oldest bridge in Tuscany. The first bridge on this site was built a long time ago by the Romans and was constructed of wood on piers of stone. It was ruined in 1117, reconstructed soon after but destroyed again in 1333 by flooding and then rebuilt once more in 1345, but this time more sensibly in stone. Due to the high volume of traffic using the bridge, a number of shopkeepers set up shop to catch the passing trade.