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“Worth a visit whilst in Florence.”

Basilica di Santa Croce
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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.
Adelaide, Australia
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“Worth a visit whilst in Florence.”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Visited this basilica as part of a shore tour from our cruise ship to Pisa and Florence. Usually there is an entrance fee of €5 to enter the basilica but the fee was included in the cost of our tour. Therefore we were provided with express entry rather than having to queue to purchase tickets for entry.
We visited on a Sunday afternoon and there were many worshippers present who appeared to be familiar with the intrusion by tourists such as ourselves and were content to concentrate on their worship and ignore our presence.
Whilst not the most spectacular church that we visited during our travels in Europe, it still exhibited marvellous architecture and was splendidly decorated with religious artefacts, art and relics. It also had a splendid historic aura containing the tombs of Michelangelo, Dante and Machiavelli. There is also an impressive grassed courtyard surrounded by cloisters at the rear of the basilica. This would be an ideal spot for some quiet contemplation and meditation if one felt the need.
In summary, an impressive and historic basilica that is well worth a visit and the entry fee, if you happen to be visiting Florence.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautifual church”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Very easy to get to and the church is stunning and peaceful. You will need around just over an hour to visit this place.

Visited October 2013
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“Amazing Basilica”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We enjoyed visiting this Basilica very much, and we were very, very impressed with the fact that so many very important people were buried in this church.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Not Wonderful”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Rather gloomy and short of great artistic triumphs - but a number of interesting tombs if you like that sort of thing!

Visited October 2013
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“Michelangelo's tomb”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

After visiting Accademia, we wanted to see Michelangelo's tomb. If you are interested in to see Michelangelo's tombs, this is a place to visit. Usually there is no entrance fee to get into a church however this church, there is a fee of Eur6 per person. There are other famous Florentines tombs are located in this church.

Visited October 2013
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