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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 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 6 days ago

The queue here was so much shorter than anywhere else in Florence, so it was an easy choice to visit. This cathedral contains the remains of a number of famous Italians down through history, including Dante, Machiavelli, Rossini, etc. In all the literature however, it...More

2  Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous old cathedral which, incidentally, is the final resting place of Dante Aligheri, Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo. Huge statue of Dante in the Piazza outside.

Thank Freeatlast08
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the interior and exterior parts of the museum and the helpful advice of the museum guards. The audio guide is a bit on a shallow side leaves you a little bit disappointed with very little facts shared, but still useful.

Thank Lana V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tomb of michelangelo under renovation. I think maybe until the 3rd qtr. oct 2018 if i remember it right. We werent informed at the ticket counter. So better to ask first wc areas are closed. A lot of the chapels with frescoes also closed as...More

2  Thank ajing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Basilica is meant to be very nice and rich in its contents. Sadly, after walking quite a distance to it, I realized it was not free entry so I did not go in. However, I do believe you can go in for free during...More

1  Thank issa81 .
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of Florence's biggest and oldest churches, Santa Croce contains the remains of the greatest concentration of famous Florentines in the world. The tombs of Galileo, Michelangelo, Dante, Machiavelli, and Rossini are all interred at the Basilica. Entrance to the Basilica is covered by the...More

6  Thank walltim123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of greats buried in one place. It's pretty fascinating! The tombs are really impressive and there is a special feeling about the place. I'd recommend a visit.

Thank AnnaFudgeCake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited / toured with a personal guide. This is an incredible Cathedral - filled with many beautiful works of art. Definitely a MUST SEE

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thats a must to visit! Really fascinating... great historical place full of walls and roofs with unbelievable paintings!

Thank Sara N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating visit to a beautiful church. This has to be one of my favourite churches that I have visited in Florence. The Basilica is beautiful, wonderful paintings adorn the walls and tombs of some of the greats. Highly recommend

1  Thank Kate W
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