Turning eastwards from Piazza della Signoria on Borgo de Greci, one can easily reach to Piazza Santa Croce, one of the most important piazzas in central Florence. This piazza bears the name of the most important landmark located within it, namely, the Church (basilica) of Santa Croce which has long been turned into the homonymous museum to a great extent. The church and the museum alike are valuable by force of the artistic asset they possess, names like Donatello, Maso di Banco, Robbia, Taddeo Gaddi or Domenico Veneziano having contributed to it.

Basilica of santa croce Florence

Yet, the church has gained much of its reputation by force of the fact plenty of Italian reputed personalities are buried here, such as Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo Galilei, Marconi, Enrico Fermi and Giovanni Gentile, which is why the church has been dubbed the Temple of the Italian Glories. The Palazzo dell’Antella too counts as a notable landmark in Piazza Santa Croce, whereas the monument dedicated to Dante is located right in front of the Museum, being the most impressive sculptural masterpiece in the respective piazza. The Horne Museum and the National Central Library of Florence are located a short walk southwestward and southeastwards, respectively, from Piazza Santa Croce, whereas the Verdi Theater and Casa Buonarroti are the most notable attractions northwestwards and northeastwards from the Museum of Santa Croce.

Piazza Santa Croce, Florence

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