The tour will begin with a visit to the Basilica of Santa Croce and will continue to the Buonarroti house to visit the home of the great Michelangelo.
Santa Croce Church, the biggest Franciscan Church in the world, was built by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1294 over the remains of a pre-existing church of 1228. Here, you can find the funerary monuments of very important Italian artists and politicians, such as Michelangelo, Dante, Rossini, Machiavelli, Alfieri and Galileo. In fact, Galileo was accused of wanting to subvert Aristotelian natural philosophy and the Holy Scriptures, and therefore was tried and condemned by the Inquisition. Because of this, he was unable to have a Christian burial until 95 years after his death in 1737.
The Bardi and Peruzzi chapels contain the sacristy with wooden carvings and Giotto's frescoes. The Pazzi Chapel is designed by the brilliant architect symbol of the early Renaissance, Filippo Brunelleschi, and deserves being admired. Another noteworthy piece is an unusual relief, the Annunciation of Donatello, in golden sandstone that enriches the right nave of the basilica.
Visiting the museum of the Casa Buonarroti arouses a sense of strong admiration for several early works by Michelangelo contained within its walls. These very famous works by the young Michelangelo are of extreme artistic importance and include the "Madonna of the Stairs" and the "Battle of the Centaurs”. These masterpieces are a testimony to his love for Greek and Roman Art.
Available days: Every day, except Tuesdays
Bookable Starting Time: From 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, Sundays only from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Duration: 3 hours
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Child rate: From 6 years to 17 years with ID. Please insert number of persons
Meeting Point: Statue of Dante, Santa Croce square