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Basilica of Santa Croce

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The Basilica of Santa Croce, located in the heart of Florence, Italy, is a stunning example of Italian Gothic architecture. It is one of the city’s largest and most important Franciscan churches, renowned for its 16 chapels decorated with frescoes by Giotto and his students. The Basilica also houses the tombs of many illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli, earning it the nickname “Temple of the Italian Glories.”

Visitors to the Basilica of Santa Croce can marvel at the magnificent Cappella dei Pazzi, a chapel designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, showcasing his signature architectural style. Another must-see is the Pulpit of Donatello, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. The Basilica’s museum also houses a collection of artworks and historical artifacts, offering a deeper insight into the church’s rich history.

Plan your visit

  1. Make sure to purchase tickets in advance, as the Basilica can get very crowded with visitors especially during peak times.
  2. Bring your camera to capture some of the beautiful art and architecture inside of the basilica!
  3. Wear comfortable shoes as you will likely be doing a lot of walking around exploring this incredible landmark.
  4. Be respectful when visiting, as it is still an active church and a place of worship by many people who reside in Florence.
  5. Do your research before going - make sure to read up on all the history behind this magnificent building so that you have a better understanding of what you are seeing!

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