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Santa Croce Tour in Florence

Tour guide in Florence

Discover Florence, visit the Basilica of Santa Croce with a licensed tour guide .

from 18o Euro

Price for private tour in Florence

Santa Santa Croce is a Franciscan basilica dating back the 1200s.
Foscolo’s “Sepolcri” show us the majesty of this church, with the Itale Glore temple containing the urns of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Galileo Galilei, Machiavelli, Foscolo himself, Gioacchino Rossini and other people who left a trace in the history of Florence and Italy as well. A guided tour in Santa Croce will make you catch all the beauty of its artistic building, in all its shades. In fact, the basilica’s masterpieces mark an incredible route across the history and the art history, a journey that starts from the Middle Ages to end up to 1966, the year of the flood.


The price is not per person but is referred to couples, families, or groups of friends up to 7 people. 

For larger groups please contact us for a quotation. 


The price does not include the cost of the ticket.  


Santa Croce, situated on the same name square, give us a glimpse into the medieval roost of the Renaissenance. The church was built by Arnolfo di Cambio, who also designed the Duomo, the Cathedral of Florence Santa Maria del Fiore ad Palazzo vecchio

There, visitors can admire frescos by Giotto, artworks by Donatello, Cimabue, Bartolini, Brunelleschi, Bronzino, just to list some of the most important artists.

We will offer a guided tour leading you to find out how the church that used to be just a simple Franciscan oratory is now a place full of such a beauty that it might take your breath away and causes dizziness, like the Stendhal Syndrome.

 The curch's colorful marble facade, left unfinished for centuries, was finally added in the 1850s. The curch was host many famous characters, including Michelangelo and Galileo. Today the curch complex houses a leather school, a display on the disastrous 1966 flood, and a museum housed in the monks' former dining hall.

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