The Museum of Santa Croce is located in the famous church of Santa Croce, Florentine masterpiece of medieval architecture. The Museum includes the whole complex of Santa Croce Basilica, the Pazzi Chapel and the Cloisters. The church was built in the late thirteenth century and designed by Arnolfo di Cambio. Among the works preserved in its interior is reminiscent of the "Crucified" and "The Cavalcanti Annunciation" by Donatello. The Basilica is the burial site of the most important artists and writers in Italian history. Galileo Galilei, Leon Battista Alberti, Vittorio Alfieri, Foscolo and Michelangelo are some of the personalities buried in the church. The Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce was founded in 1959 and is home of Florentine masterpieces. Some of the works of art are the "Crucifix" by Cimabue, a symbol of the destruction caused by the flood of 1966 and the earthenware collection of Della Robbia. Symbol architecture of the complex is the Pazzi Chapel designed by Brunelleschi with decorations Desiderio da Settignano and Luca and Andrea della Robbia. Adjacent to the Pazzi Chapel is the splendid fourteenth-century cloister of the monastery.

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Piazza di Santa Croce, 16
50122 Firenze

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