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Basilica of Santa Crocein Florence, Italy

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Located in the heart of Florence, it is the most beautiful and spectacular Franciscan church, and many famous Italians are buried here.
Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence
Basilica of Santa Croce is located on Piazza Santa Croce and is considered to be one of the largest European pantheons. Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini, Guglielmo Marconi and Niccolo Machiavelli are buried here. And the empty tomb of Dante Alighieri is also placed in this church.

Inside the church looks like a museum with frescoes, Donatello's altar and Statue of Poetry, which inspired the creator of the Statue of Liberty in New York.

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#29Visit the Basilica of Santa Croce in FlorenceVisit the Basilica of Santa Croceoddviser

Feel the Stendhal syndrome visiting the basilic where world-known Italians rest — Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galilei.

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Location: Piazza di Santa Croce, 16

Open hours

9:30 am till 5:30 pm

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#22Passion of ChristPassion of Christ

On this tour expect to have an encounter with the physical objects which fostered the love of He who is true man true God and did live suffer and die for the sake of all men.

€59+/person

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