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“see the leather school” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica di Santa Croce

Basilica di Santa Croce
Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy (Santa Croce)
+39-055-246-6105
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Ranked #11 of 329 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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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 Renaissance tombs.
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“see the leather school”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Yes, many of the purses and jackets are expensive. One coat was 800 euros but when you feel the leather you will know why. I actually got some nice belts at reasonable prices (18 euros) and they sized them for me. It would be really nice if they had a few hour tour/class on leather making but we did enjoy a video in the corner that showed how shoes were made.

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“Okay - if you've got the time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Not one of the 'must sees', but okay if you've got the time.

Unfortunately there was a lot of scaffolding up when we visited, so it could have been better!

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“Worth a visit.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Being the low season, again there were no lines to get in. It was nice to see the resting place of some of the world's greatest minds all in one place. Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Dante, Galileo, etc., people you just read about or study in school. My dad just felt that Machiavelli didn't deserve to be there hehe. The courtyard on your way out is likewise beautiful. There's a small museum across the courtyard that not a lot of people bother seeing. It was just unfortunate that restoration work was being done and the entire altar was covered in scaffolding at the time of our visit. Don't miss it while you're there.

Visited November 2012
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“Church with a View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I went to see this because of the E.M Forster novel "Room with A View" but it is a lovely and tranquil space. The tombs of the greats are wonderful to see but also what's great are the frescos and the grandeur of the space. The walk along the way to Santa Croce is also lovely. Definitely make a point of getting to this church and neighborhood.

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“Rich in History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We decided to tour this church based on previous reviews; we were not disappointed. The church houses many frescoes, funeral arrangements, tombs and spiritual relics. The funeral arrangements of Galileo, Michelangelo and Dante were all impressive. The museum next to the church was included in the admission cost of 6 euro. It was a great church to visit, definitely worth a stop on a tour of Florence.

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