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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%
  • Terrible1%
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Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
Santa Croce
+39 055 246 6105
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was so much better than the Duomo! Cost 8€ and a very short line. It's stunning inside with so much to see. The tombs of many important people are in this church including Michelangelo, Donatello, Machiavelli and others . Many wonderful works of art,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Skip the Baedeker- lots of guides available to take you through. Giotto frescoes in several chapels, tombs by Donatello.

Thank fermata1220
Reviewed yesterday

This cathedral is a little further out than some of the others, but only by a ten minute walk. As well as the Basilica (which is beautifully peaceful and holds the remains of Michelangelo, Dante and Machiavelli), there's an outdoor courtyard which is lovely and...More

Thank Freya N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited as soon as it opened, had guides already available at the entrance offering free tours, took it, as should everyone else. Visiting the graves of where such important historical figures are and hearing all their stories was wonderful.

Thank Ale X
Reviewed 2 days ago

Most people go here for Galileo and Michaelangelo tombs but the rest of this Franciscan monastery is a gem, including one of the oldest leather schools in the country. Take the time to see the rest - not just the main church.

Thank A2freqtrav
Reviewed 2 days ago

Because people are attracted by the Baptistery and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, this Basicalica could be overlooked. It is well-worth visiting. The resting place of such notable as Michaelangelo and Davinci, your 8 euro ticket also allows you to visit the museum,...More

Thank Clara1953
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there on our guide's recommendations but were pretty disappointed. High entry price (8€) and we found the church was not magnificent nor amazing as many we've seen. It has little decoration and is interesting because of the famous people's tombs. There are many buildings...More

Thank Koral88
Reviewed 3 days ago

First this is an absolutely beautiful place with a great gelato shop outside (lemon basil was great). You could literally spend an afternoon here sitting and absorbing the atmosphere and looking at all the crypts. There are the ones everyone will recognize but then other...More

Thank EatDrinkEnjoy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Close to the piazza , about 800 meters south-east of the Duomo..there it is.... in its on glory,The Basilica. Beautiful and always simple as most of the Franciscans sites but then the big surprise!!! an Altar so impressive with frescos from heaven.... It's just amazing....More

Thank apocalipse
Reviewed 6 days ago

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
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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24 September 2017|
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