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Basilica di Santa Croce

Basilica Florence, Italy

The Temple of the Italian Glories Basilica di Santa Croce

The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 meters south-east of the Duomo. The site, when first chosen, was in marshland outside the city walls. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, the poet Foscolo, the philosopher Gentile and the composer Rossini, thus it is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories (Tempio dell'Itale Glorie).

Opening Time
    Monday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Tuesday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Wednesday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Thursday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Friday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Sunday: 2:00 – 5:30 pm

+39 055 246 6105

Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

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