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Basilica di Santa Croce

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Address: Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by...

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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Santa Croce Basilica and Opera del Duomo Complex Museum Entrance Tickets
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Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce Basilica
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Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour

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With the tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Dante, this is a atmospheric place. There is also a Henry Moore in the Garden and with all the history is definitely worth a... read more

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With the tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Dante, this is a atmospheric place. There is also a Henry Moore in the Garden and with all the history is definitely worth a visit, even if you only visit one Church in Florence.

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Crossville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This church was absolutely beautiful! The paintings and statues were outstanding. I highly recommend you to visit this church!

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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful church. Stunning pictures, statues, stained windows ceilings. Many famous people are buried here with impressive monuments. We went in a little late and were slightly rushed. But still well worth the visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so glad we visited this Basilica: the frescoes within are lovely and there are tombs of some amazingly famous men. In the grounds there are some beautiful and peaceful spaces to take pause in.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place. One of the best churches I've been to in Italy. The tombs are gorgeous, the museum is interesting and the whole place is so beautiful. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Definitely visit this place before the coach tours arrive it will be quicker to obtain a ticket (8 euro pp) and the basilica will be moderately quieter. Enjoy and learn about the impact the 1966 flood had on Santa Croc

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Giotto's fresco's are stunning; beyond what the images on art history books show. Your eye keeps wandering over the walls with too much to take in for one visit. The tombs of Michaelanglo, and Galileo make you realize that these historic people lived and died in the city of Florence. Definitely worth the visit, much more to see inside than... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church where Michaelanglo is buried and other famous people with a monastery beside it. There was a choir of young people from Carnegie Hall from the United States when we visited ..

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Davidson, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love visiting Santa Croce. It's amazing to see that Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli are all resting here. The church itself is stunning, but the history is just...wow! We had to wait in line a bit for our tickets, but not more than 15 minutes. Additionally, be sure that your shoulders are covered and no short-shorts or short skirts/dresses.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved seeing this church. When we arrived we were going to buy audio guides, but were able to join a free tour in English by a volunteer named Umberto. Umberto was great, full of information and made our visit more special than if we had purchased the guides. There is so much history in this church and it really is... More 

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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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