British prime minister Theresa May is to deliver her most significant speech yet on Brexit in the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella in Florence on Friday.
The spectacular architecture and artwork will form an impressive backdrop as the prime minister explains her vision of post-Brexit Britain.
However, some wonder why this Protestant PM has chosen a Catholic church, of all places, to spell out her break from Europe.
Downing Street has yet to explain exactly why it chose the venue.
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