The frescoes are jaw dropping beautiful and could stand for hours just taking them in. Cloisters are really peaceful
Amazing place to visit. We paid for the iPad interactive walking tour. It was fun and informative and it was fun for the girls to walk around, as if in a treasure hunt, and find the graves or monuments they were speaking about. This is truly a place of inspiration...where the worlds great minds have come together to rest in... More
Considered one of the finest Gothic churches in Italy, Santa Croce is a must see. It's full of magnificent funeral monuments (Galileo, Dante, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, etc.) and a lot of wondrous art. Because so many notables are buried here, it's known as the Temple of the Italian Glories. Allow an hour or two. There's a lot to see. You won't... More
This basilica was badly damaged during the flood in 1966. There is still evidence of the extensive damage . The basilica is beautiful with its Giotto frescoes, Cimabue's Crucifixion and other works of art by Orcangna and Settignano. The della Robbia ceramic work is beautiful in the Pazzi Chapel, designed by Brunelleschi. When we were there, the sacristy was closed... More
This one crept up on us. The front is beautiful - don't get me wrong. But we almost missed it. Once you're inside, though, it's literally stunning. It's huge, as most of these cathedrals are, but take a long, leisurely stroll around the inside perimeter and consider whose company you're keeping. The list of luminaries is breathtaking, including Galileo, Macchiavelli,... More
My second visit to Florence but my first to Santa Croce. This is not the largest church is Florence, but in my opinion the most magical. I really enjoyed seeing the tombs of Gallileo, Michelangelo, all the stained glass...just stunning. I had the audio guide however next time I would like to have a private guide or tour, there is... More
This place is just amazing. The details inside this place are breathtaking. You can just stand there and stare for hours. I had a great time, the people that worked there were very pleasant.
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