Santa Croce, a magnificent Gothic church built in 1294, contains
the tombs of many celebrated Florentines such as Michelangelo,
Galileo, Ghiberti and Machiavelli. The Gothic interior is graced by
the radiant frescoes of Giotto and his pupil Taddeo Gaddi, and
integrated into the cloister next to the church is Brunelleschi's
). When Lord Byron first laid eyes on
the church he declared himself 'drunk with beauty'.
Website: www.santacroce.firenze.it Telephone: +39 055 244 619 Opening Time: Open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5.30pm, and on
Sundays from 1pm to 5.30pm. Closed on public holidays and during
Calcio Fiorentino football matches Admission: EUR5. Concessions are available
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