Attractions

Top Choice Basilica in Santa Croce

Basilica di Santa Croce

The austere interior of this Franciscan basilica is a shock after the magnificent neo-Gothic facade enlivened by varying shades of coloured marble. Most visitors come to see the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo and Gh…
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Museo del Bargello

It was behind the stark walls of Palazzo del Bargello, Florence's earliest public building, that the podestà (governing magistrate) meted out justice from the 13th century until 1502. Today the building safeguards I…
Piazza in Santa Croce

Piazza di Santa Croce

This square was cleared in the Middle Ages to allow the faithful to gather when the church itself was full. In Savonarola's day, heretics were executed here. Such an open space inevitably found other uses, and from …
Museum in Santa Croce

Museo Casa Buonarroti

Though Michelangelo never lived in Casa Buonarotti, his heirs devoted some of the artist’s hard-earned wealth to the construction of this 17th-century palazzo (mansion) to honour his memory. The little museum contai…
Museum in Santa Croce

Museo Horne

One of the many eccentric Brits who made Florence home in the early 20th century, Herbert Percy Horne bought and renovated this Renaissance palazzo, then installed his eclectic collection of 14th- and 15th-century I…
Museum in Santa Croce

Fondazione Zeffirelli

This addition to Florence’s bursting museum scene opened in October 2017 to honour internationally renowned film director Franco Zeffirelli, and celebrates more than seven decades of work by the 94-year old maestro.…