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Basilica di Santa Croce

Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
+39 055 246 6105
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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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  • Average3%
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Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 246 6105
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Reviewed today

This basilica – more than Florence's Duomo – make me see a lot of similarities to the Duomo in Milano. The stained glass, the expansive space, the serenity (because of fewer tourists) and the tombs of Michelango, Dante Aligheri and Machiavelli are must-see. Highly recommend...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A very beautiful and historically significant site, Housing the tombs of Gallelio Galilee, Dante and the empty tomb of Niccolo Machiavelli, Very interesting markings in the square showing the height too which significant floods rose especially when they desperately need water just now. Interesting also...More

Thank kdodds54
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth a visit - especially if you find yourself in Florence without plans or unexpectedly as it is not that crowded. At least, it wasn't crowded on the very crowded Tuesday in July we were in the city.The stained glass, relics, architecture etc are...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to visit this site as it is where Michelangelo amongst others is buried. It was very busy but once in was exactly as imagined a site like this to be. Extremely plush church with plenty to see. Well worth 8 euros entry price

Thank paulmaggs
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Basilica di Santa Croce is definitely worth the stop when visiting Florence. The architecture is fabulous and seeing the tombs of so many famous artists is an awesome site! So much history in this Basilica!

Thank Sandandsunluver
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worthwhile to visit this church, as it has beautiful stained glass, lovely paintings and funeral monuments of noteworthy historical figures, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Dante, and Machiavelli.

Thank Jenny-Jetset
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A church with history and atmosphere. .the walls breathe human aspiration and prayer...a soulful experience

Thank 490Pat
Reviewed 6 days ago

I really don't know why more people don't visit here. I found this a real "find"! No queues; only 8 euros and 6 for under 18 with so much to see. Felt it to be so much more than Florence Cathedral ( Cattedrale di Santa...More

Thank I_love_Rome-2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit, especially the frescoes, paintings and reflecting on the weight of history as we looked upon the tombs of so many greats. Better still, there was no queue an hour or so before it was due to close, so a good time...More

Thank Stokie66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It costs 8€ per adult entrance fee, there are no queues, it's such a beautiful church, there are so many famous tombs of prominent Italians. These reasons alone, are enough to make it a "must see", but there is much more, a museum of ancient...More

Thank WitchyYork
Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the
Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night.
Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and
artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the
Central National Library. As a hub for young people,
the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
by songs and dances.
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June 23, 2017|
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Response from sestiro | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain I did not go into the gift shop per se...but they probably sell it is my guess
Sam P
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Pmforster | Reviewed this property |
I noticed a few wheelchair ramps in the Basilica so I think the answer is 'yes'.