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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 yesterday

Visited this (shamefully) as a last minute stop before leaving for the airport. in retrospect It should have been first on the list. It is a beautiful and historic Basilica, more importantly the final resting place of, amongst other, Gallileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli; I personally...More

Thank atajus2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our second visit to the Basilica di Santa Croce. Our memories from our first visit four years previously suggested that another visit was in order. The ornate decorations on the exterior of the basilica are very much in the same style as those...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chiesa bela Afrescos.A concert with clássico músic at night and shool of leather crafts You must visita it.Very nice

Thank Aurea_11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

History, art, reflection. Not to be missed. Not exactly a child's idea of fun. But the historic importance is unmistakable

Thank Lorelei L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Basilica is so beautiful! Michelangelo and Galileo are buried here among many others, just simply beautiful!

Thank leon039
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You could easily spend 3 hours here , recommend you get the audio guide ,excellent value for money , so much to see and everything explained really ,audio guide also has video segments explaining the damage by the flood

Thank John60Powell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Maybe I am simply glazing over due to a surfeit of Renaissance art, but I didn't see much here that is distinguishable from what is in several other cathedrals in Florence. True, Sante Croce is quite large, and does contain the tombs of some very...More

Thank KingofThreePutts
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my favorite basilica because of the tombs inside. Anyone who is a student of the Renaissance will feel awe and wonder while standing in front of the tombs and monuments for Michelangelo, Galileo, Dante, and Machiavelli. This basilica is one of the most...More

Thank Heidi R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking in appearance, a special place that any visit to Florence should include. Remember to visit all of the adjacent chapels as some of Dantes frescoes were recently uncovered in one of the last chapels.

Thank Alisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to avail of the services of one of the volunteer guides on our visit. Umberto (apologies, I can't remember his surname) gave us a wonderful insight into the key tombs/ memorials, the politics behind them and why they were so important...More

Thank BreeVandacamp
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'.