It overlooks Dante's estate in Florence and the graveyard adjacent to it. It is here that Dante encounters Beatrice's spirit a second time, telling him that he broke his promise. This is also the place where the Cross becomes charged with holy energy, allowing it to be used as a weapon in the Inferno.
The church is destroyed soon after, breaking away and revealing The Gates of Hell below. The enemies encountered here are Fire Sprites, Hell Minions, Pests, and an Asterian Beast. The very first green fountain and Beatrice Statue can be found outside as well.