The Basilica of Santa Croce was built in Florence in 1294 on the remains of a Franciscan church after the death of St. Francis of Assisi. It is located in the Plaza of the same name. Since its inception it has been a very important church. It has always been a meeting place for nobility, especially the Medici family. Throughout its history, it has undergone many modifications, ending up today as the Pantheon of the Italian Glories. Within the basilica are the tombs of Dante, Macchiavelo, Galileo Galilei, Michelangelo and others. A very interesting place.
The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is one of the largest churches of Florence. It is located northwest of the old part of the city near the railway station. Its facade boasts with different colorful marbles. Predominantly white and green, it was completed in 1470 by the Genoese, Leon Battista Alberti. Its wonderful facade is one of the most important works of the Italian Renaissance. The Basilica together with the square and adjoining buildings is impressive. There is also the Convent with its cloisters, which houses a museum with five different chapels.
The Basilica of San Lorenzo is the oldest in Florence, consecrated by St. Ambrose in 393. It was rebuilt in 1490 and was first commissioned by Brunelleschi. Inside are paintings by renowned artists and it is flanked by two vestries, one on each side. The first was designed by Brunelleschi and the second by Miguel Angel. Michelangelo made the tombs of the Medici, so it is called Medici Chapel. To the left of it is the Laurentian Bibliotea, also designed by Miguel Angel at the request of the Medici family ve wanted a safe place to store large collections of books and manuscripts. Very near this Basilica is the famous San Lorenzo Market, also called the Straw Market. This complex is about four or five blocks from Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry.
This church is in a charming Oltrarno area of Florence without many tourists, it's found in a cozy space reminiscent of Tuscan village squares. Inside are works by renowned painters of the Florentine school and it was designed by Brunelleschi. You'll be surprised.
The chapel's construction was commissioned by Pietro Brancacci in 1386 and it was built according to the testamentary dispositions of Pietro Brancacci. Felice Brancacci was in charge of the pictorial decoration, a descendant of Pietro and a prosperous silk merchant who served as the Florentine ambassador in Cairo until 1423. On his return to Florence in 1424 he hired Masolino da Panicale to paint his chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine church.