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  • Santa Croce

    1. Santa Croce

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Like the Duomo, this church is Gothic, but, also like the Duomo, its facade dates from the 19th century. As a burial place, the church probably...Read More

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  • 2. American Military Cemetery

    Cemetery

    About 8 km (5 miles) south of Florence on the road to Siena is one of two American cemeteries in Italy (the other is in Nettuno). It contains...Read More

  • 3. Casa Buonarroti

    Santa Croce | Museum/Gallery

    If you really enjoy walking in the footsteps of the great genius, you may want to complete the picture by visiting the Buonarroti family home...Read More

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  • 4. Cimitero degli Inglesi

    Santa Croce | Cemetery

    Familiarly known as the English Cemetery, this is the final resting place for some 1,400 souls. It was designed in 1828 by Carlo Reishammer...Read More

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  • 5. Museo del Cenacolo

    Museum/Gallery

    This way-off-the-beaten-path museum (the name translates as the Museum of the Last Supper) has a stunning fresco by Andrea del Sarto. Begun...Read More

  • 6. Museo Horne

    Santa Croce | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Englishman Herbert P. Horne (1864–1916), architect, art historian, and collector, spent much of his life in his 15th-century palazzo surrounded...Read More

  • 7. Piazza dei Ciompi

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Once the site of a daily flea market, this piazza was a working-class neighborhood of primarily wool- and silk-trade workers in the 14th century...Read More

  • 8. Piazza Santa Croce

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

    Originally outside the city's 12th-century walls, this piazza grew with the Franciscans, who used the large square for public preaching. During...Read More

  • 9. Sant'Ambrogio

    Santa Croce | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Named for the Bishop of Milan, this 10th-century church once belonged to an order of Benedictine nuns. Just this side of austere, the church...Read More

  • 10. Sinagoga

    Santa Croce | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Jews were well settled in Florence by the end of the 14th century, but by 1574 they were required to live within the large "ghetto," at the...Read More

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