Tomb of Michelangelo, Florence

11 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Santa Croce, Galileo's Tomb
    Santa Croce, Galileo's Tomb
    by JoostvandenVondel
  • Tomb of Michelangelo
    by SLSong88
  • Santa Croce, Michelangelo's Tomb
    Santa Croce, Michelangelo's Tomb
    by JoostvandenVondel
  • JoostvandenVondel's Profile Photo

    Tombs and Monuments, Santa Croce

    by JoostvandenVondel Written Aug 8, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Statue of Dante, Piazza di Santa Croce
    4 more images

    Please refer to my page on Santa Croce for more details about the structure. This church reminds me of the Pantheon in Paris or Westminster Abbey in London, not because of its design, but it is one of Italy's main places where it's cultural giants are burried. Here is a list of them:

    Tombs and monuments in Santa Croce include those to:

    Leon Battista Alberti (15th century architect and artistic theorist)
    Vittorio Alfieri (18th century poet and dramatist)
    Eugenio Barsanti (co-inventor of the internal combustion engine)
    Charlotte Bonaparte (daughter of Joseph Bonaparte)
    Leonardo Bruni (15th century chancellor of the Republic, scholar and historian)
    Dante (actually buried in Ravenna)
    Ugo Foscolo (19th century poet)
    Galileo
    Giovanni Gentile (20th century philosopher)
    Lorenzo Ghiberti
    Vittorio Ghiberti
    Niccolò Machiavelli
    Carlo Marsuppini (15th century chancellor of the Republic)
    Michelangelo Buonarroti
    Raffaello Morgheni (19th century engraver)
    Gioacchino Rossini

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • BorneoGrrl's Profile Photo

    Michaelangelo's final resting place

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Feb 26, 2007

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The facade by night

    The Basilica di Santa Croce or Basilica of the Holy Cross is located just east of the Duomo. This Franciscan church was said to be founded by St Francis himself. What strikes me the most is the beautiful facade made of white, pink and green marbles done in neo-Gothic design. This was probably the newer additions to the building, in the 19th century

    This is also the final resting place of famous Italians e.g Michaelangelo & Galileo and you can find their tomb in the church

    There is no fees to enter the church

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • alisonr's Profile Photo

    See where Michaelangelo is buried

    by alisonr Written Nov 16, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The wonder boy
    1 more image

    Santa Croce shows us the burial tombs of the most famous of Fireneze. The most famous of course being Michaelangelo. He is across the church from Gallileo. There are two other famous people that I can't remember at the moment. Really amazing to be there.

    Was this review helpful?

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo

    Tomb of Michelangelo

    by keeweechic Updated Apr 10, 2005

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Tomb of Michelangelo by Vasari, 1570.

    Vasari met Michelangelo in Florence before he was called to Rome. For the rest of Vasari life, he idolised him as an artist.

    Vasari's other works include the Palazzo dei Cavalieri at Pisa and the Loggie in Arezzo.

    Was this review helpful?

  • morganna's Profile Photo

    Tomb of Michelangelo

    by morganna Written Jul 31, 2004
    Tomb of Michelangelo, in Santa Croce

    Inside Santa Croce you will find a lot of funeral monuments and tombstones, for example Galileo Galilei, Alfieri, the cenotaph of Dante (buried in Ravenna)... and this one in the picture, the tomb of Michelangelo, made by Vasari in 1570.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo

    Funeral monument to Michelangelo

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The church houses the funeral monument to Michelangelo.
    I find it quite disconcerting that churches in Europe are very dark inside. It's the same with the Vatican too. Aren't these houses of God? & isn't God the way to the light???

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Gypsystravels's Profile Photo

    Michelangelo's final resting place

    by Gypsystravels Updated Dec 13, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tomb of Michaelangelo

    Of other interest you will find inside Santa Croce are the many tombs and monuments of famous Florentines. One of the most photograhed must surely be that of the Michelangelo.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • buzzz's Profile Photo

    The Tomb of Michelangelo, Santa Croce

    by buzzz Written Aug 17, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Tomb of Michelangelo

    I'm not sure that I should have taken this photo actually but other people were so I just went for it.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • l_riva_l's Profile Photo

    Michelangelo's Tomb

    by l_riva_l Updated May 13, 2005

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Michelangelo Buonarroti had planned to have the Pietà completed for his own resting place. That did not happen so Vasari designed this monument for Michelangelo's tomb in 1570.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Andraf's Profile Photo

    Michelangelo's Tomb inside Santa Croce

    by Andraf Updated Nov 27, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Michelangelo's Tomb, Firenze

    As you enter Santa Croce immediately to the right is the tomb of Michelangelo. The monument was designed by Vasari in 1570 and the three ladies symbolize Painting, Architecture and Sculpture.

    Was this review helpful?

  • acemj's Profile Photo

    Michelangelo's tomb, Santa...

    by acemj Written Sep 12, 2002

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Michelangelo's tomb, Santa Croce
    The great artist wanted to be buried here so that the first thing he would see on Judgment Day would be Brunelleschi's dome through the open doors of Santa Croce.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Florence

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

79 travelers online now

Comments

View all Florence hotels