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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
Santa Croce
+39 055 246 6105
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my favorite church in Florence. I highly recommend taking the time to visit. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Weekend912
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Second day in Florence and it's still very warm (34C). After lunch we decided to make our way to the Basilica di Santa Croce. To be honest I was only thinking of taking photos of the exterior. However, we decided to go in. So glad...More

Thank Graham T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had one day in Florence (we'll be back) and this was our pick of basilica for the wonderful frescoes, variety of stars buried here and the inspiring/historical crucifix by renowned artist Giotto. A Medieval art lovers delight.

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although you can burnout quickly on churches in Firenze, do not skip Santa Croce. The building itself is impressive, moreso than other churches, but it is the 'extras' that make the stop essential. First, the tombs - Dante, Galileo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Fermi, Marconi, Rossini, and...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Aesthetically, this church is not that interesting, but the tombs are amazing! Galileo, Fermi, Machiavelli, Rossini and Dante are some of the legends who are buried there. The tomb of Dante was, in my opinion, the most spectacular. I could not stop staring at his...More

1  Thank ProfessorOnzaga
Reviewed 3 days ago

This church had many famous people buried there (like Galleo, machiavelli, etc.). Church was very beautiful and well worth the visit.

Thank bb-starr
Reviewed 6 days ago

You'll find at this Basilica incredible Florence history that belongs to the world. The outside plaza holds multiple events from concerts to Florence "rugby".

Thank montexto
Reviewed 6 days ago

So much beauty here in this resting place of Dante. Very peaceful despite the crowds, I preferred it over the Duomo!

Thank AnneDSurrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basilica was amazing. It is away from the hub bub of the Cattedrale but well worth the visit. It was one of our favorites in Florence. The Franciscan monks recognized the geniuses of the time and this Basilica contains the tombs of Galileo, Michelangelo,...More

Thank nancym290
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many famous people are burried here at the church. Nice church is situated on a really nice piazza where frequently concerts are held by visiting musicians.

Thank Art J
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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Sam P
Is there Disabled Access for a wheelchair user. Disabled bathrooms?
6 June 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'.