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Basilica of Santa Croce

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Known as the Basilica di Santa Croce in Italian, the Holy Cross is the principal Franciscan church in Florence. Located on the vast Piazza Santa Croce, it is best known for its great artistic wealth and for being the burial place for some illustrious Florentine personalities, such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli.
 
According to the legend, the Basilica of Santa Croce was founded by Saint Francis himself. However, the current building was rebuilt in 1294 for the Franciscan Order.
 
The chapels, in its interior, are beautifully decorated with frescoes by Giotto and his pupils. Some of those frescoes depict the story of the holy cross, while others show scenes from the life of Saint Francis and Saint John the Evangelist.

Tours and things to do in Italy

Group Tour of the Centre of Florence and Accademia with guide and tickets Do not miss this group tour that will allow you not only to explore the historic center of Florence, rich of artistic and historical treasures, but also to visit one of the most important museums of the city: the Galleria dell'Accademia, where is preserved the David, a masterpiece by Michelangelo.
54,00
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Tour of Florence discovering Galileo Galilei and his Science Follow us as we head into the beautiful Florence to uncover some of its most important names and personalities. Galileo Galilei has changed the perspective of the world in his time and is now remembered throughout Florence. Join our Galileo Galilei science tour of Florence.
41,38
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2 days tour with panoramic bus in Florence from Venice by high speed train Florence is a fantastic destination. You can come here time after time, and the city will still have many hidden secrets to unveil! It’s no wonder that it’s recognized as one of the most beautiful and important Italian cities, being the place where Renaissance was born. 
333,50
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6-Days Escorted Tour from Rome to Florence, Venice, Verona, Como and Garda Lakes and Milan Marvel at art and architecture in Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Sail the waterways of Venice and see the glass blowing mecca, Murano Island. Visit Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet, as well as two stunning lakes in Northern Italy. Tour historic Milan and admire Lake Como and Sirmione.
1490,00
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Guided group experience around Florence by bike with gelato Discover the treasures and wonders of Florence with our fascinating bike tour of Florence. Explore the magical streets of the city and see why it is considered the "cradle of Renaissance". See Florence with a bike and taste a delicious gelato in this marvelous city!
39,00
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Tour of Florence by bike, with visit to the Galleria dell'Accademia A unique experience in Florence that mixes a bike tour and a cultural visit. The bike tour of Florence will take you to the most impressive attractions of the city. You will then continue to visit the exceptional David statue of Michelangelo in the Galleria dell'Accademia.
75,00
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Something Different: Explore Florence on a Bike Photo Tour Take an accompanied trip through the historical center of Florence to learn about this city of art and history. A unique chance to have great photos of Florence and amazing souvenirs from the city. At the end of the Florence bike tour, the best photo taken wins a prize.
62,13
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Private Tour of the Center of Florence, with Duomo and its Complex Join our guided tour and visit the major attractions in Florence with an expert local guide. You will explore the most picturesque streets and squares in the historic center and you will admire the complex of the Cathedral of Florence and its museum, discovering all its secrets and hidden treasures.
70,38
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Guided Walking Tour of Hidden Florence by night Join this amazing and exclusive experience in Florence that will show you the mysterious side of the city. The hidden Florence walking tour will let you discover the most fascinating secrets and legends of the most famous attractions in Florence.
41,00
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Florence Tour to discover the Street Names of the Historic Centre With this unusual walking tour in the heart of Florence you will discover the origins of the street names of the historic centre. Led by our expert guide you will eXPerience a fun and inspiring way to learn the secrets about the history of Florence and its eternal treasures.
66,63
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