The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church.It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 meters south-east of the Duomo.The site, when first chosen, was in marshland outside the city walls. The interior of the Basilica of Santa Croce with the tombs of famous people, in Florence, Italy. Measuring 377 ft (115 m) long and 124 ft (38 m) in width, it is the second biggest temple in Florence, exceeded only by the Cathedral.. In 1429 Andrea deâ Pazzi undertook the construction of the Chapter House (known as the Pazzi Chapel), which was designed and begun by Filippo Brunelleschi, but not completed until long after his death. Santa Croce Basilica. Santa Croce and its Works of Art. Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce. LECCE, ITALY - JUNE 1, 2017: Chapel at Basilica di Santa Croce in Lecce, Italy. Michelangelo, Dante and Galileo Galilei are buried in the three very important tombs. The Basilica di Santa Croce is the largest Franciscan church in the world. Basilica of Santa Croce: interior The Florentine church of Santa Croce holds many world records. Florence's church of Santa Croce houses two important fresco cycles by this great master. The beautiful decorations in glazed terracotta that adorn the interior are by the sculptor Luca della Robbia. iStock The Interior Of The Basilica Of Santa Croce Stock Photo - Download Image Now Download this The Interior Of The Basilica Of Santa Croce photo now. The church was established in 1294 on the same site where a small chapel had previously been built to commemorate the death of Saint Francis of Assisi. Product #: gm675620822 $ 12.00 iStock In stock And search more of iStock's library of royalty-free stock images that features Altar photos available for quick and easy download. It is the largest Franciscan church built in the Middle Ages â together with its important convent â and is one of the finest examples of Italian Gothic. The interior of the Santa Croce Basilica. Santa Croce is â¦ In the church is a good plan with the most important works of art and tombs. The Basilica of Santa Croce was born as the âchurch of the Florentine citizensâ: the construction works were in fact paid by citizenship at the end of the thirteenth century.. At the origin located outside the city walls, it was built on a pre-existing Franciscan church, attributed to Arnolfo di Cambio.. In the following century Santa Croce received some important architectural additions. In the Peruzzi chapel, Giotto painted scenes from the life of John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, while in the Bardi chapel he painted stories from the life of San Francis. The chapel, used as the chapter house by Santa Croce friars, is proceeded by an atrium, a sort of entrance hall, supported by six Corinthian columns placed next to the central arch. View of the Interior-Fresco Santa Croce, Florence: View of the Peruzzi and Bardi Chapels (from left)-Fresco Santa Croce, Florence: View of the Peruzzi and Bardi Chapels (from right)-Fresco Santa Croce, Florence: View of the Peruzzi and Bardi Chapels (from right)-Fresco Santa Croce, Florence The interior of the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence. The baroque landmark dates back to year 1695 This magnificent Basilica di Santa Croce, built in 1294 contains the tombs of many celebrated Florentines such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Ghiberti and Machiavelli. The white intonaco (plaster) of the walls is in cool contrast to the pilasters in grey âsereneâ stone.