Santa Croce

Santa Croce Travel Guide

The walls of this evocatively dim and echoing Franciscan church are lined by the tombs of some of Tuscany's greatest luminaries: artist Michelangelo, scientist Galileo, composer Rossini, political philosopher Machiavelli, sculptor Ghiberti, and many others.

What the Uffizi is to paintings, the Bargello is to sculpture: a storehouse of some of the greatest works in marble and bronze to come out of t

Billed as the oldest opera house in Italy, the Teatro della Pergola was built in 1656 as a private theatre for the Grand Dukes of Tuscany.

East meets West in the person of Kurdish-European doctor Zelal Elbistan at his chic city spa. Drop by after a hard day’s sightseeing for a Turkish bath and a soak in the turquoise pool.