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, the architect-image of Florence of the late fourteenth century, in 1294 over 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 who, suspected of heresy and accused of wanting to subvert Aristotelian natural philosophy and the Holy Scriptures, was tried and condemned by the Inquisition. He was therefore unable to have a Christian burial until 95 years after his death in 1737.
Then the Bardi and Peruzzi chapels with Giotto's frescoes, the sacristy with wooden carvings and Giotto's frescoes and the Pazzi Chapel designed by the brilliant architect symbol of the early Renaissance Filippo Brunelleschi are worth to be admired. Also noteworthy is an unusual relief, the Annunciation of Donatello, in golden sandstone that enriches the right nave of the basilica.
House of Michelangelo Buonarroti:
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, of extreme artistic importance, include the "Madonna of the Stairs" and the "Battle of the Centaurs”, 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