A splendid example of Tuscan Gothic (13th century), it owes its sober appearance, with wooden trusses and terracotta floors, to the Franciscan order. The Basilica, the cloisters, the Sacristy, the Pazzi Chapel and the Museum of Opera are all part of the visitors’ itinerary. Mention must be made in particular of the sepulchres of Michelangelo Buonarroti and Galileo Galilei, the masterpieces by Giotto (Bardi and Peruzzi Chapels, Baroncelli Polyptych), by Taddeo Gaddi (The Last Supper, The Tree of Life) by Donatello (The Annunciation, Crucifix, Saint Louis of Toulouse), by Agnolo Gaddi (Alberti and Castellani Chapels) and by Cimabue (the famous Crucifix).
Piazza Santa Croce, 16 (visitors’ entrance: Largo Bargellini)
T: +39 055 2466105
Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm; Sun and holidays 2pm-5.30pm.
Closed 1 January, Easter, 13 June, 4 October, 25-26 December.