Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence

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The burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, Basilica di Santa Croce holds the tombs of such luminaries as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Rossini. The city's principal and the world's largest Franciscan church, the building was completed in 1385. The site's most notable features are its 16 chapels, many decorated with frescoes painted by Giotto and his pupils. The building's design reflects the austere approach favored by the Franciscans, with the floor plan following the figure of the Tau cross (the shape of the letter T), which was the symbol of St. Francis. The church's main cloister houses a simple, unadorned chapel designed by architect Filippo Brunelleschi. Choose from several guided tour options; advance reservations are required. General admission tickets can be purchased at the onsite ticket office, by phone, or online. A visit to Basilica di Santa Croce represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Florence trip itinerary builder app to plot your vacation.
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  • Well worth visiting as many famous people have their tombs in the church and the cloisters are so tranquil and peaceful. Also some interesting artefacts on view.  more »
  • Big church is the Church of Santa Croce. On the wall of the Church in many old celebrity graves. It was also carved onto the floor of the Church seems to be someone's grave. Michelangelo's tomb is currently under renovation with the turret was made. There is a large mural painted by Taddeo Gaddi Galileo, Dante, was the refectory. The "tree of life" and "the last supper" is famous. Florence "last supper" is depicted by the painter are five (six Church), but is likely the oldest Gaddis's "last supper". Florence all the "last supper", Zhou thought in up to four locations, but time has been abandoned.
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  • Must visit Santa Croce as Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini, Machiavelli and many other great Florentines are buried here. The tombs are amazing. There are frescoes by Giotto and the “peasant” Christ by ...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to visit. We couldn't believe there was so few people there. As well as burial tombs of Michaelanglo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini among others, there are also memorials to Dante who was exiled, and Marconi. Frescos by Giotto and a relief by Donatello. Take time here as there are chapels and cloisters to explore.
  • I took one of those Really-Fast trains from Rome to Florence to spend a single day to pay my respects to (IMHO) the greatest artist ever—Michelangelo. Saying my rosary directly in front of the humble sculpture’s remains was one of the highest spiritual points of my life—kissing Jesus’ ‘Crown of Thorns’ last April is the only thing that comes close. That, of course was in Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • The spot where it located give you a good view of florance and it s also free entry so must visite , and remember don't took bus from near ponte vecchio because walking take less time😁
  • If you have to visit a cathedral in Florence, Santa Croce must be the chosen one as it os the tomb to some of the greatest characters in history.
  • Stunning! We went there at day and night time and it's so beautiful. We really loved it there!
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