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Florence Santa Croce Basilica (Basilica di Santa Croce) Tours

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Florence Santa Croce Basilica (Basilica di Santa Croce)
One of the most striking and important churches in Florence, Santa Croce Basilica (Basilica di Santa Croce) is a classic example of Tuscan Gothic architecture. It’s also home to myriad works by Giotto, Gaddi, della Robbia, and Donatello, plus the tombs of numerous luminaries including Michelangelo, Galileo, Ghiberti, and Machiavelli.

The Basics
Work on the Santa Croce Basilica began in 1294, though the facade and bell tower are 19th-century additions. The world’s largest Franciscan church, Santa Croce houses 16 chapels decorated with some of the most important Florentine fresco cycles dating from the 14th century. It’s part of a larger complex including a refectory, two cloisters, and the Museum of the Opera of Santa Croce.

The Santa Croce Basilica is a highlight of any visit to Florence, and many sightseeing walking tours and shore excursions include a stop at the basilica and adjacent complex along with other famous sights like the Uffizi and Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia). Due to its artistic and historic importance, the church is among the most visited in the city and there are often long lines to enter; booking a guided tour with skip-the-line entrance in advance is a must in the crowded summer months.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Santa Croce Basilica is a must for all first-time visitors to Florence.
  • The basilica requires modest clothing covering shoulders and knees to enter.
  • No flash photography is allowed inside the church.
  • Piazza Santa Croce, in front of the basilica, is lined with restaurants and cafés—perfect for a snack or drink before or after visiting the church.
  • The basilica is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
Santa Croce Basilica is located on Piazza Santa Croce in the historic center of Florence, just a short walk from the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.

When to Get There
Florence is one of the most visited cities in Italy, and its main churches and monuments can be very crowded in summer. To enjoy the city sights in relative peace, schedule a visit for spring or fall. Piazza Santa Croce holds a charming Christmas market each year through the month of December, with stalls selling holiday decorations, artisan crafts, and seasonal foods.

Santa Croce’s Most Famous Tombs
Over the centuries, the Santa Croce Basilica became the prefered burial place for important Florentines and, later, notable Italians. The church is now home to dozens of tombs and funerary monuments honoring some of the most famous Italian artists and luminaries from Leonardo da Vinci to Enrico Fermi. 


Address: Piazza di Santa Croce, Florence 50122, Italy
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Florence

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Interesting place
Coastal53778
, Oct 2019
This Basilica held more than I expected with the tombs of famous people and some side chapels, a courtyard, a leather shop, etc. 1 to 2 hours is a good time to spend here. It's nice that under 18 is free with parents.
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Great spot, but not with this ticket
Renee W
, Oct 2019
The basilica was beyond words. Unfortunately, the time was the same as another one of our tours. We were unable to cancel, so paid for it twice.
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Ramon
, Feb 2020
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Skip the Line: Santa Croce Basilica Entrance ticketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Santa Croce Basilica Entrance ticket

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The Basilica di Santa Croce, with its austere interior and neo-Gothic façade, is one of the largest Franciscan churches in the world, and is part of a complex of religious buildings that include cloisters, crypts, and the Museo dell’Opera. With this pre-booked ticket, save yourself the trouble of waiting in line for admission to the complex, leaving you more time to see the religious art and burial places of some Florence’s most important artists, writers, and scientists.
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Florence: Santa Croce Church Tour

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Santa Croce Basilica is among the most important and beautiful churches in Florence, so enrich your visit to the so-called “Temple of the Italian Glories” on a tour led by an official licensed guide. See the tombs of luminaries including Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli, admire museum-worthy frescoes by Giotto, and learn about the design of this Franciscan jewel.
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Discover Italian art, history and culture on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Florence. Select a 1-, 2- or 3-day pass and travel around the city’s top attractions, hopping on and off as you like. See the panoramic views from Piazzale Michelangelo, the burial spot of Galileo and Machiavelli at Santa Croce church and more. Your pass includes unlimited rides for the duration selected and 360-degree views from the open air of the upper deck.
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Delve into the art and life story of Michelangelo during a private tour of Basilica di Santa Croce and Casa Buonarroti. Learn about the life of the Florentine master, see his early works and sketches at his family home, and visit the place of his burial over the course of a few hours. All entrance fees and a private tour guide are included.
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Discover the long and important history of Florence’s Santa Croce Basilica, and learn how it earned the nickname ‘Temple of the Glories of Italy.’ Best known as a mausoleum housing the remains of Italian luminaries including Michelangelo, Dante and Galileo, the basilica is also home to many gems of Renaissance art. Get the most out of your visit and hear the legends that surround this house of worship from an expert English-speaking guide.
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Discover the history and artistic heritage of Florence’s Gothic masterpiece on a private tour of Santa Croce Basilica. Wander the cloisters and chapels, admiring original frescoes by Donatello and Giotto, and see the ornate tombs of Italian luminaries like Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Galileo. Trace the roots of the famous Florentine leather industry on a tour of the church’s leather workshop, founded in the 13th century by Franciscan friars.
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Step inside the largest Franciscan church in the world for a private tour of Florence’s Santa Croce Basilica. Learn why it’s also called the ‘Temple of the Italian Glories’ as you visit the tombs of Michelangelo, Rossini, Galileo, and other luminaries. The sacred space is rich in symbolism and artistic detail, which your personal guide will explain to help you get the most out of this architectural treasure.
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