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Our great-grandfather, Salvatore Romano (Meta Di Sorrento 1875 - Florence 1955) – was a sea captain in Genoa, who fell in love with art and the antiques. Over the years, through his growing passion, he became one of the leading antiques dealers of his time. He moved to Florence in 1920 and built up strong relationships with the most prominent experts, art historians, collectors and museum curators from all over the world. He donated a museum to the Florence Municipality in 1946, the result of a singled out selection of sculptures, stony fragments, architectural decorations and detached frescoes, from numerous eras – from Roman antiquity to the XVI century, including masterpieces by Tino da Camaino and Donatello. The Salvatore Romano Foundation can now be visited in the Refectory of Santo Spirito, adjacent to the church.