The construction of the Basilica of Santa Croce began in 1294. Giotto's frescoes in the chapels at the head of the ... More
Basilica di Santa Croce
The construction of the Basilica of Santa Croce began in 1294. Giotto's frescoes in the chapels at the head of the transept are considered to be some of the finest examples of 14th century painting, while the 19th-century architect Niccolò Matas is responsible for the church's distinctive green and white marble façade. The church contains the tombs of the intellectual, artistic and religious figures from Italy's past, including Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Gioacchino Rossini, Galileo and Ugo Foscolo. Although exiled from Florence and buried in Ravenna, Dante, father of the Italian language, is honored with a cenotaph.
That's right it is the place where Michelangelo is buried. Entrance is free - just remember it is still a catholic church and your shoulders should be covered or they might deny you entrance. Amazing inside. There are plaques that mark the level of water in Florence when it flooded in 1966. The piazza is huge (during the winter they turn it into an ice skating rink). There are amazing statues and famous frescoes inside. If you plan to do visit Florence this is a must see...
The story behind this church is quite amusing as it was built according to a request left by Bendinello Sauli
in his will, in order to humiliate the Fieschi family who had committed a grave injustice towards him (they ...
Formerly a convent, this comfortable hotel with superb facilities, is just a short walk from both Piazza Santa Maria Novella
and the city's conference center. Fabulous views over the city and nearby 15th century Santa Maria Novella church from ...
This 18th century villa was donated to the country in 1951. It houses temporary exhibitions and the Cernuschi Ghiringhelli Collection
of Foreign and Italian Abstract Art (1900 1980), as well as the Sandro Cherchi donation and some sculptures by ...