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Basilica di Santa Croce

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Address: Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39-055-246-6105
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes...
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.
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A gem off the main tourist trail

Fabulous architecture and paintings and full of history. Plenty of information in English. Situated in yet another beautiful square.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Fabulous architecture and paintings and full of history. Plenty of information in English. Situated in yet another beautiful square.

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Twain Harte, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this church even after promising each other "no more churches". It has memorials to lots of really famous folk.

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Another, beautiful marble work. It is so amazing to see so many churches and all of them in such good shape. Even though attendance is down they still respect the house of the LORD realize where their revenue comes from.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

... In my opinion, much more beautiful than il Duomo. There is so much to see ... The ceiling, the art work, the floor. Lots of peculiar details.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Santa Croce is a beautiful basilica and the interior for me was much nicer than the big dome. Santa Croce has a lot of tombs in it - famous ones from Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Dante Alighieri, but also hundreds of smaller tombs from unknown people. Ticket to enter is 6 EUR, including the garden.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Solemn place and had people to guide you from outside. They even tell you when the next english mass would be held.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This Basilica is packed with graves of historical figures and beautiful works of arts. Definitely come with an audio guide or some sort of historical book in order to take in all of the knowledge and importance of each work. You can easily spend a couple of hours admiring each piece and learning it's importance. Any time we visit Florence... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Amazing Basilica with beautiful art and architecture. Well worth a visit .....dont miss the leather school at the back!

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Portsmouth, Dominica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a real locals piazza, especially at night. Bring your pizza and wine and sit on the steps while listening to spontaneous live music and people watching.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Some famous historical figures are either interred or memorialized here, with great sculptures. If your camera does well in low light you'll have some nice photo opportunities. Don't miss the side chambers and altars; some are very elaborate.

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