This Basilica was built around 1294 to replace a Church that was on the site
It is the resting place for some of the more well known Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, Gentile and Rossini to name a few.
It is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories (Tempio dell'Itale Glorie).
As it is not on the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio tourist route it seems to be less crowded around here keeping you personal space "Personal". Entry was around 6 Euro and an audio tour is also available.
The Church and it's treasures were extensively damaged in the 1966 floods. There is a small photo gallery inside showing the extent of the flood waters and the people that came from around the globe to help save the valuables kept in the Church.
Santa Croce was a very worthwhile visit.
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