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NORTH-EASTERN QUARTER. OR S. MICHELE, THE CATHEDRAL AND BAPTISTERY, S. LORENZO, PALAZZO RICCARDI, S. MARCO, THE ACCADEMIA, THE ANNUNZIATA. AT the left corner of the Piazza. S. Trinitk is a quaint Palace, called the Palazzo del Municipio, built by the father of Arnolfo in the thirteenth century. Hence the narrow street called Borgo degli SS. Apostoli leads to the Uffizi. It was once remarkable as containing the houses of the famous family of the Buondelmonti. The Church of the SS. Apostoli (right, in the Piazza del Limbo), whose foundation is apocryphally attributed to Charlemagne, was much admired and studied by Brunel- leschi. It contains, at the end of the left aisle, at the ' Altare degli AngeliJ a lovely specimen of Robbia work, and the tomb of Oddo Altoviti of Prato by Benedetto da Rovezzano. ' II y a dans la petite e'glise romane des Santi-Apostoli un tabernacle d'un gout si exquis, tant pour le dessin general que pour les details de 1'ornementation, qu'il serait impossible de n'y pas voir un ouvrage, et rneme un des meilleurs ouvrages, de Lucca della Robbia, si la lourde guirlande, aux couleurs ternes, qui retombe des deux c

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