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Visit the Basilica of Santa Crocein Florence, Italy

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Feel the Stendhal syndrome visiting the basilic where world-known Italians rest — Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galilei.
How to visit the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence
Having visited the basilica Stendhal was so excited that he couldn’t even breath. Starting from that moment the medical term “Stendhal syndrome” appeared in medicine.
Inside the cathedral you’ll see 16 chapels, plenty of frescos by Giambologna and Giotto, altar hard work of Donatello also there are tombstones of Galilei, Machiavelli, Michelangelo. Rossini. Here is a tombstone of Dante whose body wasn’t back to his homeland.

How to do?

1. Go to Piazza Santa Croce, 16.
2. You won't pass by a big temple. This is your destination place — Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross).
3. Buy the entrance ticket and explore the main tourist spot of Florence.
4. After visiting the basilica go to the square next to it: different kind of concerts often take place here. What is more you can watch people playing Calcio fiorentino (Florentino football) wearing old costumes.

Where to do?

#14Basilica of Santa Croce in FlorenceBasilica of Santa Croce

Located in the heart of Florence, it is the most beautiful and spectacular Franciscan church, and many famous Italians are buried here.

Location: Piazza di Santa Croce, 16
Open hours: 9:30 am till 5:30 pm

How much?

The full price ticket is 8€ , for children ticket costs 6€.

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