The Santa Croce The Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 metres south east of the Duomo. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in Italy. In A Room with a View, an important scene takes place in this place. In Chapter 2: In Santa Croce with No Baedeker, we find that the tourists from England go on a visit to this place. The writer gives a picturesque description of the place. Moreover, here Lucy abandoned by her cousin happens to meet Emerson, who asks her to befriend his George. Lucy gets upset by this unexpected approach. Here Mr. Emerson also expresses sympathy for Lucy. But she becomes cold, and she informs him that she has no need for his pity. This is one of the scenes where Lucy comes to know the outer world. Piazza Signoria
Piazza Signoria is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. It was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio. It is the focal point of the origin and of the history of the Florentine Republic and still maintains its reputation as the political hub of the city. In the novel A Room with a View, Lucy has a horrible experience here in Piazza Signoria. In chapter-4 of the book, Lucy goes out longing for adventure, hoping for something great. She buys some photographs of great artworks at a junk shop, but remains unsatisfied. She wanders into the Piazza Signoria. Nearby, she sees two Italians arguing. One of them is struck lightly on the chest; he wanders toward Lucy, trying to say something, and blood trickles from his lips. The light strike was actually a stabbing. A crowd surrounds them and carries the man away. She sees George Emerson, and then the world seems to fall on top of Lucy; suddenly, she is with George Emerson, sitting on some steps some distance away. She fainted, and George has carried her here. Here for the first time the couple...
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