We’re now offering advance ticket booking for the church of Santa Croce in Florence.
Perhaps watching ‘Room With A View‘ was part of your pre-trip excitement, in which case you’ll have seen Santa Croce already – the statue is that of Dante, located outside and in front of the church – he had been banished to Ravenna and was not buried in the church. Also not buried in the church, despite his hopes, is Nicolò Matas, the designer of the neo-Gothic façade. He was Jewish, and worked a large Star of David into the highest part of the façade.
The roll-call of those who were laid to rest in the church includes many illustrious names – Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini, Machiavelli – and those with funerary monuments (but buried elsewhere) is equally impressive – Marconi, Fermi and Dante for example.
Please use the links below for both ticket booking and to learn more about the Santa Croce complex.