Museo dell’Opera di Santa Croce

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This Museum of the construction of the Church of S. Croce occupies a number of rooms in the convent to the right of the Church.

You will enter the handsome first cloister that ehibits bronze sculputures the you will enter the former 14th-c. refectory which contains major art works. Among them note the large Crucifix by Cimabue and the frescos by Orcagna and Gaddi. In the second hall there are objects belonged to the Steeple; in the third room there are frescos and sculptures from 14th century.

In the second cloister are funeral monument of 19th century. You will then tetur to exit in the Pazzi Chapel planned by Brunelleschi, a place of extraordinary beauty.

The Museum border on Santa Croce Square surrounded by medioeval buildings: Palazzo Cocchi-Serristori, Palazzo della Antella. This place was built by the architect of Palazzo Pitti, but its facade was finished in only two weeks. The bust of Cosimo III de’ Medici set over main door and a round slab of marble of 1565 set beneath the third window from the left, marked the center line for the great game of football “Calcio in costume”.