Santa Croce is a Gothic style church built in the 13th century.
Santa Croce is a Gothic style church built in the 13th century. It was built within a close proximity to the Arno river by Florentine sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio. Within the church, there are many chapels and tombs.
The Bardi Chapel was painted by Giotto between 1315 and 1320. Visitors can see frescoes portraying events and scenes from the life of St. Francis. There are also some works by Donatello such as a wooden crucifix.
The Peruzzi Chapel was painted by Giotto as well between 1320 and 1325. Here are frescoes depicting scenes from the life of St. John the Apostle and St. John the Baptist. Each fresco was carefully designed with many details.
This church has the tombs of many famous Italians. The most important tomb here is the one that holds the body of Michelangelo. The tomb was created by Giorgio Vasari in remembrance of one of the best Renaissance artists. As well, Galileo Galilei is buried here in commemoration of his tremendous contributions to the world of science.
Santa Croce is enriched with history and culture. A visit here during your trip to Florence is highly recommended!
Church of Santa Croce
Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Florence, Italy
Opening and Closing Days and Times
Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 17.00