This neo-Gothic structure is the Franciscans’ principal church and is the largest Franciscan church in the world. Built in the 13th century, it replaced an older church that the congregation had outgrown.
The walls and floors contain monuments to 270 notable Italians and tombs of some, including Michelangelo and Machiavelli.
16 chapels are adorned with frescoes and tombs.
The marble façade was a recent addition, dating from the 19th century.
Open 9:30 a.m.
Piazza Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Firenze, Italy