Santa Croce Basilica Tours

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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.

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