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  • Address: Piazza di Santa Croce, Florence 50122, Italy
  • Hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 5pm, Sun and holidays of obligation: 1pm - 5pm
  • Admission: Adults: € 5

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Santa Croce Basilica

Work on this beautiful basilica began in 1294, though the facade and bell tower are 19th-century additions. The world's largest Franciscan church, it houses 16 chapels and famous frescoes by Giotto.

On the inside, the church is a classic example of Tuscan Gothic. Take a walk around the immense and lofty interior to spot Michelangelo’s tomb by Vasari, the Giotto frescoes in the Peruzzi Chapel, the Gaddi frescoes, porcelain details by della Robbia, and work by Donatello.

Along with Michelangelo, other famous names buried or commemorated in Santa Croce include the Renaissance architect Alberti, Galileo, Ghiberti, Machiavelli, Marconi, and Dante.

Practical Info

Santa Croce is in the south-eastern section of central Florence, an easy stroll east from Piazza della Signoria.

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Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce Basilica, Florence, null
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Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce Basilica

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Enjoy a small group tour of the Basilica of Santa Croce, known as the Temple of the Glories of Italy. As a mausoleum for important personalities, it houses the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 78 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.75
Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour, Florence, Basilica Tours
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Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour

A tour with a sight to Florence and a view up, to the stars! Tour dedicated to honour the father of science from Florence, Galileo Galilei, following the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.83
Uffizi, Accademia and Santa Croce Basilica Guided Tour, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Uffizi, Accademia and Santa Croce Basilica Guided Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Your friendly, informative guide will take you on a tour of the most famous Florentine points (Historical centre) of interest.

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.27
All Day Trip from Rome by fast train: Tour of Florence including Uffizi and Duomo, Rome, ... 
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All Day Trip from Rome by fast train: Tour of Florence including Uffizi and Duomo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Enjoy a Day Trip to Florence from Rome! The high-speed train takes you from Rome’s city center to Florence city center in less than 90 minutes – a great day to ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $235.69
Wonderful Florence Walking Tour Including Santa Croce Basilica and Michelangelo's David, Florence, ... 
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Wonderful Florence Walking Tour Including Santa Croce Basilica and Michelangelo's David

During this amazing day tour you will discover the secrets and beauty of Tuscany thanks to the visit of our most important city of art, Florence. We'll start ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.74
Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Florence, Walking Tours
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Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22865 Reviews

There is no better way to see Florence than on this hop-on and hop-off double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days

From USD $26.31
Florence Sightseeing Tour with Uffizi Gallery Skip-the-Line Ticket, Florence, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Florence Sightseeing Tour with Uffizi Gallery Skip-the-Line Ticket

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

An afternoon tour of Florence including skip the line entrance to one of the eldest and biggest art museums in the world, the Uffizi Gallery. ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.64
Private Guided Tour of Florence Basilicas and Their Cloisters, Florence, City Tours
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Private Guided Tour of Florence Basilicas and Their Cloisters

The invaluable artistic treasures and beautiful Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture of the spectacular churches of Santa Croce, San Lorenzo and ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $240.26
Private Guided Visit of Florence's Santa Croce Basilica and its Ancient Leather School, Florence, ... 
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Private Guided Visit of Florence's Santa Croce Basilica and its Ancient Leather School

The detailed guided visit of a stunning Gothic Basilica and its wonderful Cloisters, followed by the discovery of an historical Leather Workshop where to ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $180.77
2-Hour Bike Tour of Florence from Pisa, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2-Hour Bike Tour of Florence from Pisa

Savor the history of Florence from an original perspective on a 2-hour bike tour. Florence earned the nickname, "Cradle of the Renaissance" due to some ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.04

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