Day 9 — Santa Croce

Home to Michelangelo Buonarroti, Galileo Galilei, Niccolò Machiavelli.

Memorials to Leonardo Da Vinci and Dante Alighieri.

This is La basilica di Santa Croce

Santa Croce houses beautiful chapels of important families in Florentine society. The Bardis, Peruzzi, and Pazzis all lie here. As I entered the Franciscan church, I was taken aback. 

Outside the church, the daunting statue of Dante Alighieri stared down at the people in the square. On his right is an eagle.