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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 building houses many famous florentine tombs. This is not an over the top ornate basilica, it is in my mind one for the people. It is a Franciscan church and quite austere but well worth a visit

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn’t realize the history of this place until we googled it once inside. Unbelievably beautiful and couple that with all the famous burials here and this place is far more interesting than the Duomo! A must for any historian!

Thank Raoul L
Reviewed 3 days ago

It goes without saying that Santa Croce is one of the most important sites in Florence. However, it is sad to see that the entrance fee is now eight euros, with extremely limited discounts that do not make reductions for students, particularly those studying History...More

Thank Fish98766
Reviewed 4 days ago

Make sure you set aside plenty of time, this wonderful place is vast. I hadn't realised that there was so much to see. The main church is stunning with the tombs and highly decorated chapels, there is also a museum and lots of anti-rooms with...More

Thank 101anirak
Reviewed 4 days ago

Like a Pantheon with so many famous Italians either buried or commemorated here. There is a superb Donatello annunciation and the flood damaged Cimabue crucifix is moving, let alone the Gaddi and Giotto frescoes. Lovely cloisters as well.

Thank exeman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We didn’t go into the church as we had been in many, were on our way to another attraction and there was a charge for this one. We ran out of time to return. I have been told it’s an unforgettable and humbling experience and...More

Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brilliant example of architecture--stained glass windows, cloisters, incredible paintings and the final resting place of Michelangelo, Gallileo, Machiavelli, and more.....don't miss it.

Thank GAxtens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite places. Michelangelo rests here along with other famous Florentines like Machiavelli. The place is calm and peaceful. Spend some time here.

Thank happyflyer45
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Santa Croce is one of the highlights of my 2 visits to Florence in the past year. Yes, I went a 2nd time..because there is so much to take in..one visit wasn't enough for me. The entrance fee is very reasonable, only...More

Thank Dauphine45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Croce is a very large basilica and so beutiful. Many famous people are buried here which makes the visit even more interesting.

Thank Edith K
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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25 September 2017|
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Response from Ankalima | Reviewed this property |
It is open Monday - Saturday , incl shops, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm You can buy tickets on line but I am not permitted to put the link up here -just follow through from the church website on the internet
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