Museo dell’Opera di Santa Croce
Basilica di Santa Croce
The austere interior of this massive Franciscan basilica is a shock after the magnificent neo-Gothic facade enlivened by varying shades...
Scuola del Cuoio
Leather-working courses in a leather school created by Franciscan friars after WWII.
Look out for flyers for DJs, live music and various hip happenings at this trendy design bar, footsteps from Piazza Santa Croce.
Valle dei Cedri
This new offering just off Piazza di Santa Croce offers up first-rate Lebanese fare made from fresh Tuscan ingredients. The maza ...
Museo dell’Opera di Santa Croce information
The Museo dell’Opera di Santa Croce features a Crucifixion by Cimabue, restored to the best degree possible after flood damage in 1966 when more than 4m of water inundated the Santa Croce area. Other highlights include Donatello’s gilded bronze statue St Louis of Toulouse (1424), originally placed in a tabernacle on the Orsanmichele facade; a wonderful terracotta bust of St Francis receiving the stigmata by the della Robbia workshop; and frescoes by Taddeo Gaddi, including The Last Supper (1333).