Guided tour of Santa Croce Basilica in Florence
History & heritage tours

Guided tour of Santa Croce Basilica in Florence

Language: English , Italian , Spanish
Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Explore Santa Croce Basilica, one of the main churches in Florence
  • Find out which celebrity is buried inside the church with your guide
  • Admire the treasures of the ancient Temple of the Glories of Italy
What to expect

Enjoy a 1.5-hour guided tour of the entire ensemble of Santa Croce which has served as a mausoleum for Italy’s most important artists, politicians and philosophers, including the tombs of Michelangelo, the sculptor of the famous David; Dante, the father of the Italian language, and Galileo Galilei. A tour filled with romance, mysticism and art at its very finest!

Santa Croce, also known as the Temple of the Glories of Italy, was the heart of the Franciscan order, known for its mass preaching in the square during the Middle Ages to combat heresy.

The basilica contains many hidden treasures and bears the marks of history such as those left by the tragic flood of 1966 (it is possible to see a sign showing the level reached by the water) that damaged several paintings and destroyed the monumental cemetery which was subsequently restored and is included in this tour.

You can delight in the detailed explanations of your official guide. Enjoy the natural beauty of the art of Donatello and his crucifix, one of the jewels of the Renaissance, as well the art of Brunelleschi and the perfect architectural harmony of his Chapel of Fools (Pazzi family).

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What's included
  • Entrance tickets
  • Official local guide
  • Small-group tour (max 15 people per group)
  • Audio system (from 7 people)
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-5 years): free
  • Child (6-14 years): reduced
  • Private tour for children from 5 to 13 years old

Piazza di Santa Croce 16, 50122 Florence FI, Italy

Meeting point:

Please meet your guide at Dante’s statue, by the main entrance of the church.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Tour starts at precisely 3.00pm
  • Please arrive on time

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the activity begins.

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