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The Basilica of Santa Croce , in the the same square at Florence is one of the largest churches officiated by the Franciscans and one of the highest Achievements of gothic in Italy . It is known as Temple of the Glory Halls for the numerous burials of top artists, literate and scientists enclosing.
Although it is a Catholic church, there are also burials of non-believers, like Foscolo himself. The first personality here was Leonardo Bruni , while the last person actually buried in Santa Croce was Giovanni Gentile in 1944 but in the post-war will be affixed plates Commemorative, like that for Enrico Fermi , whose tomb is in United States where he died in 1954 .
Santa Croce is a prestigious symbol of Florence, the meeting place of the greatest artists, theologians, religious, literati, humanists and politicians who determined, in good and bad fortune, the identity of the late-medieval and Renaissance city. Inside there were also hospitality celebrities of the history of the Church such as San Bonaventura , Peter of John Olive , St. Anthony of Padua , San Bernardino da Siena , San Ludovico d'Angiò . It was also a welcome place for pontiffs such as Sisto IV , Eugenio IV , Lion X , Clement XIV . It has the rank of Lower Basilica .