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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 4 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 $45.24
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 $95.90
All Day Trip from Rome by fast train: Tour of Florence including Uffizi and Duomo, Rome, Private ... 
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All Day Trip from Rome by fast train: Tour of Florence including Uffizi and Duomo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 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 $221.97
Uffizi, Accademia and Santa Croce Basilica Guided Tour, Florence, Day Trips
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Uffizi, Accademia and Santa Croce Basilica Guided Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 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 $106.67
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 $140.08
Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip, Livorno, Walking Tours
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

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When your cruise ship docks in Livorno and you have only a single day to see the surrounding Italian towns of Pisa and Florence, you’ll need a privately guided ...  Read more

Location: Livorno, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.56
Florence Sightseeing Tour with Uffizi Gallery Skip-the-Line Ticket, Florence, Ports of Call Tours
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Florence Sightseeing Tour with Uffizi Gallery Skip-the-Line Ticket

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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 $57.11
Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide, Florence, City Tours
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Florence Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide

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This 2.5 hour walking city tour will take you to the highlights of the city of Florence led by a local expert guide.  This tour is a great introduction to the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $10.78
Private Guided Tour of Florence Basilicas and Their Cloisters, Florence, Walking 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 $226.28
Florence Street Food and Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Florence Street Food and Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Fun, informative and tasty 3 hour food and sightseeing tour through the center of Florence led by a professional local guide. You will sample delicious street ...  Read more

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

From USD $31.25

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