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San Croce Church

The largest Franciscan church in the world, and considered a masterpiece of Gothic art, the Basilica di Santa Croce contains many notable works and artifacts. There are cloisters designed by Brunescelli, frescoes by Giotto, naves holding religious paintings by the finest Florentine painters of the period, and many excellent examples of Renaissance sculpture.

Although construction began in the late 13th century, the bell tower and facade were not completed until the 19th. The beautiful church is the final resting place for Machiavelli, Galileo, Michelangelo and many other celebrated historical figures.