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Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence

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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).

Phone

+39 055 246 6105

Website

http://www.santacroceopera.it/

Opening hours

  • Sunday 14:00 - 17:30
  • Monday 09:30 - 17:30
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30
  • Thursday 09:30 - 17:30
  • Friday 09:30 - 17:30
  • Saturday 09:30 - 17:30
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