Basilica of Santa Croce - Florence, ITALY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen
N 43° 46.118 E 011° 15.739
32T E 682084 N 4848663
Quick Description: The Basilica of Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the primary Franciscan church in Florence, Italy. It was supposedly founded by St. Francis himself.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 6/20/2008 9:56:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM40YR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 75

Long Description:
The church is reputed to have been founded by St. Francis himself and was originally constructed in 1284. The church has undergone many renovations since that time. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, and Enrico Fermi.
Type of Church: Basilica

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 1/1/1294

Date of building construction: 1/1/1284

Dominant Architectural Style: Medieval

Diocese: Diocese di Firenze

Address/Location:
Piazza di Santa Croce
Florence, Italy
50122


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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