The Museum of Santa Croce (Museo dell’Opera di Santa Croce) pertains to the homonymous monastery and church, and it is located in the former refectory of the monastery, filling, at the same time, few adjoining rooms. Most of the works cover a religious topic, which is not surprise given the context of their location, and the highlight of its collection refer to: a bronze statue of Donatello rendering St Louis, to Robbia’s Stigmata, to Cinambue’s Crucifixion, as well as to Maso di Banco’s Coronation of the Virgin and to Domenico Veneziano’s fresco which renders a scene of St. John the Baptist and St. Francis. Taddeo Gaddi is yet another contributor to the artistic asset of this museum, his main works being represented by the Last Supper and the Entombment, as well as by several frescoes. Besides the museum proper, visitors should keep in mind the entire religious complex is a work of art in its own right, which is why ticking off the surroundings of the museum might prove fairly rewarding.

Museo dell’Opera di Santa Croce
12 Piazza Santa Croce, Florence
Telephone number:
0039 (0) 55 246 6105