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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 4 days ago

While this is not as large as the Duomo, it is equally as spectacular. This Basilica still took my breath away.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Santa Croce soars to the heavens, drenching you in the light of its stained glass windows, giving you the expansive sense of the heavens. It's majestic. Don't miss the The Crucifix of Cimabue. It was damaged in the 1966 flood but remains an inspiring reminder...More

Thank DrSallyB
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderfully decorated church with tombs of Michaelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Marconi to name but a few. Two beautifully kept cloisters with the history of the church and religious icons in the side buildings There is also a leather factory/shop where you can watch items being...More

Thank 508gerryl28
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The facade was pretty beautiful but the inside left me speechless. As an book the inside is far greater than the outside. You can visit the cloisters, chapels and the main church which is covered by jaw-dropping frescoes. Plus you can have a look at...More

Thank Arthur T
Reviewed 5 days ago

this is a hidden jewel. the entrance is at the side of the church(entrance by ticket 6 euro's). All famous Italian people buried here. the world famous leather school is here also. this church is not crowded so very relaxe dfeel to stand a nd...More

Thank Jane k
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth a visit though over-priced like a tourist site. Beautifully designed tombs for several of the greatest human beings in history. You may find the art work a bit limited but overall story and atmosphere were quite good. 1 of the tombs on the left...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

we didnt use a guide in Florence but all of our places to visit were recommend by our Angel Tours guide and this was one of them.we got student discounts which was helpful and we are so glad we did a visit, even the walk...More

Thank Henrique B
Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful basilica and worth the small entry fee. See the tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Dante, Galileo, Marconi, Rossini, etc etc.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely basilica that houses the many tombs of Italy's most brilliant minds. That's the only reason why I needed to see this basilica. Michelangelo, Galileo, Macchiavelli, and Rossini are buried in this basilica. their monuments are a sight to behold. A statue of Dante Alighieri...More

Thank zauberin
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find, there is so much History in this one church, they are very strict about covering up and sell 1 euro cover ups when you buy your tickets, I had a summer dress on with straps and my daughter had shorts on and...More

Thank Maria0663
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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23 June 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
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'.