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“Breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica di Santa Croce

Basilica di Santa Croce
Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
+39-055-246-6105
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Ranked #11 of 427 things to do in Florence
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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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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013



We went to Santa Croce on advice of our tour guide, the previous day. The basilica is beautiful on the outside and on the inside it has the most incredible art work. When you think you’ve seen it all, there is another room! The surprise was the visit to the Scuola del Cuoio, where you can purchase traditional Florentine leather goods. You can also watch the craftsmen and women making items such as handbags, coasters with gold stamping, among others, all this inside the basilica.

Visited April 2013
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“See it all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Spend some time here, see the chapels, the thumbs of historic figures but do not miss the part that deals with restoration.

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nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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“Impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Lots of tombs, but of very important people. It makes history more real when you can visit tombs of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. We even saw a small sister of the statue of Liberty, very interesting.

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“Short queue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Our feet were well and truly aching and we were daunted by queues, but this was very speedy - about 10 mins on a Friday afternoon. The small garden to the rear was really delightful. Santa Croce was beautiful.

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“don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

A bit away from the center, Santa Croce has not of course the fame of the Duomo, Giotto's tower and the baptistery. However, it's Inside is much nicer according to me, with lots of valuable frescoes, and the entrance extends to cloister, painting collections of great value

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