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Basilica di Santa Croce

Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
+39-055-246-6105
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As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #11 of 220 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early... more » Owner description: This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early Renaissance tombs. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We've visited before and there always seems to be something to discover here, this time we were able to visit the Leather School without leaving the church. Ladies dress appropriately, no short shorts and no sleeveless tops, this is a church after all.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We visited Santa Croce without many expectations, but were we sure surprised with this church! With most of the attention going to the massive Duomo in central Florence, Santa Croce is relatively empty by comparison. Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Dante, Galileo and several other noteworthy people in Italian history are entombed here (note: some have an empty tomb) and it is both... More

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The Santa Croce may not be near the top of many peoples must do lists when visiting Florence but in my opinion it should be ,from the tombs (Michelangelos and Galileos for starters) and memorials to the renaissance architectures and works this is well worth a couple of hours of anyones time.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Nice area to visit with lots of restaurants and bars. During the night is very lively. Really liked it although is definitely not the best place in Florence!

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Tombs of Galileo, Michelangelo and Rossini and lots of artwork on the walls. Not too busy either. Nice outside area

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church specially if you realize this was the place where Michelangelo grew up (his parish) and created his David (his studio was nearby).

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This basilica is another major tourist destination, and for good reason. The very impressive tombs of Michaelangelo (he carved the statuary), Gallileo, Machiavelli, and Dante adorn some of the wall space in the building. Well worth the 6 Euro admission price.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Visit the basilica and also spend some time with the photo exhibit depicting the floods of 1966. (On the way to the WC, you can't miss it).

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A beautiful, amazing church to attend Mass, they have the bodies of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Machiavelli, among others. Don't rush through it and ladies remember to cover your shoulders. They also have a store for goods made by leather students. Great prices.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This was part of our walking tour. It is very close to the Duomo and is worth the walk. Many sights to see along the way. One of the many churches that are truly magnificent.

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