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Basilica di Santa Croce

A June 2007 trip to Florence by paolo1899

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Quote: Santa Croce is one of the oldest Franciscan basilicas and, in terms of its dimensions, also one of the most magnificent.

Basilica of Santa Croce

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Basilica of Santa Croce Photo, Florence, Italy
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Santa Croce is one of the oldest Franciscan basilicas and, in terms of its dimensions, also one of the most magnificent. Adjacent to the church is the convent complex with its two cloisters, the novices' quarters, the Chapter Room, better known as the Pazzi Chapel, and the refectory, which is now the premises of the Museum and houses famous works originating from the church and the cloisters. Built in 1294, to a design by the great architect Arnolfo di Cambio, the Basilica has lived through seven centuries of history, augmenting its artistic heritage as a result of exceptional contributions, to the point of becoming one of the best-loved and most visited sites in Florence. Everything in the church is...Read More

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Basilica of Santa Croce
Piazza Santa Croce
Florence, Italy 50122
+39 055244619