Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce Basilica

Firenze, Italy

From $55.44

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 20 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Guided tour of the 15th-century Santa Croce Basilica in Florence
  • Discover the long and fascinating history of the world's largest Franciscan church
  • Visit the final resting place of Michelangelo, Dante, Galileo and other famous Italian figures
  • Admire masterpiece of devotional art by Giotto, Brunelleschi and Donatello
  • See ornate chapels and the restored church cemetery

What's Included

  • Guided tour with an official local guide
  • Earphones for larger groups
  • Monolingual guided tour
  • Entrance ticket
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Tips (tips in Italy are optional but welcomed if you liked the service)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Temple of the Italian Glories
    Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Please, meet your guide in Santa Croce Square, in front of the facade, under the Dante's Statue. Meeting time: 2.45 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Basilica of Santa Croce

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Piazza Santa Croce (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that visitors are asked to behave and dress appropriately and observe silence in the Church
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Definitely worth a visit
Stephen_S, Aug 2022
Our guide Pam was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and friendly, which made for an excellent tour.
Santa Croce Tour
Scenic30523901198, Jan 2019
Santa Croce is a dream, but my guide never arrived that day so which reason I don´t intend to book such tours ever again !!
Exemplary tour! Knowledgeable and...
Mark_M, Oct 2016
Exemplary tour! Knowledgeable and pleasant guide, wonderful architecture and historic notes.
We were the only couple on our...
Ellen_L, Sep 2016
We were the only couple on our private tour with Anthony as our guide. We had Anthony as our guide the day before at the Uffizi Gallery. The tour was fascinating. The Basilica was beautiful inside and out. So much history.
Had a great guide and were lucky...
Michael_H, May 2016
Had a great guide and were lucky enough to be the only 2 that had signed up for the tour that day. The Basilica was full of monuments to the famous Italians buried in the basement. Well worth the time.
Adoramos o tour, a guia Alessandra...
rfrauber, Aug 2017
Adoramos o tour, a guia Alessandra foi incrível! O lugar vale a pena ser conhecido se você tem mais alguns dias em Florença.