The Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence

You can visit the Basilica during our tour The Basilica of Santa Croce
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The majestic interior of the Basilica of Santa Croce

Whenever I feel the need of a moment of prayer and personal reflection, I take refuge inside the Basilica of Santa Croce, one of my favorite Florentine churches! A wonderful church, full of impressive works of art, which, despite the large tourist turnout, has kept intact its spiritual and religious atmosphere.

The visit of Santa Croce always hark me back to the feats and works of great Italian writers, scientists and artists: here, in fact, are buried many eminent personalities such as my beloved Michelangelo, the great scientist Galileo Galilei, illustrious Italian writers like Vittorio Alfieri and Ugo Foscolo… And many more! Although Dante Alighieri, our great poet born in Florence, died and was buried in Ravenna, a large dead memorial was dedicated to him within this unique “Temple of Italian Glories“, as Ugo Foscolo called this church.

I always lose myself in admiring the magnificent frescoes of the chapels of the transept, timeless masterpieces by the great master Giotto and his followers, the so-called Giottesque artists. The revolutionary art of Giotto, which has scattered all the schemes of Byzantine painting, fascinates me every time as if it were the first! And then the masterpieces by Donatello, one of my favorite sculptors, and the Pazzi Chapel by Brunelleschi, the Renaissance genius, always give me the feeling of being in a unique place in the world, set amid immortal masterpieces that you never get tired of admiring!

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The Basilica of Santa Croce
Florence, Piazza Santa Croce (Santa Croce Square) 16.
Opening days: every days, from Monday to Saturday, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (last admission is at 5.00 pm). On Sundays and Holy Days (Epiphany, January 6; Assumption of Mary, August 15; All Saints Day, November 1; Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8): 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm (last admission is at 5.00 pm)
Entrance ticket: € 6 (full entrance ticket). For info about reduced tickets and free admission, visit the website of the Basilica.

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