"Santa Croce" Basilica Di Santa Croce Tip by prleprle

Basilica Di Santa Croce, Florence: 122 reviews and 244 photos

  Santa Croce, Florence, Italy
by prleprle

Building of this Franciscan church started probably by Arnolfo di Cambio, the architect of the Duomo, in 1294. The marble facade and the bell tower were built between 1853 and 1863. The church contains frescos by Giotto, many tombstones and commemorative monuments, including those of Galileo, Rossini, Macchiavelli's tomb, and Vasari's monument to Michelangelo. The collection of art in this church complex is by far the most important of any church in Florence and is really beuatifull. Unfortunatelly.... most of visitors know that already and there are always so many people inside and it's hard to admire masterpieces of art fully.

Address: Piazza Santa Croce
Phone: 055-244-619
Website: http://www.santacroceopera.it

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  • Updated Apr 14, 2004
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