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  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Basilica of Santa Croce

Florence: Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce

Product ID: 61814
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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 tombs of the painter and sculptor Michelangelo, the author Dante, and the scientist Galileo.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the treasures of Santa Croce and its role during the Middle Ages
  • Admire the work of important Italian artists including Michelangelo, Donatello, and Brunelleschi
  • See the magnificent tomb of Michelangelo
Full description
Visit Santa Croce, also known as the Temple of the Glories of Italy, on this guided tour.

Santa Croce was at the heart of the Franciscan order, which was known for the mass preaching in the square during the Middle Ages to combat heresy that was very popular with serfs and peasants.

The Basilica has served as a mausoleum for Italy’s most important artists, politicians, and philosophers. It is the final resting place of Michelangelo, Dante, and Galileo.

Learn from the detailed explanations of your official English-speaking guide. Enjoy the beauty of the art of Donatello and his crucifix, one of the jewels of the Renaissance, as well the the art of Brunelleschi and the perfect architectural harmony of his Chapel of Fools.

The Church bears the marks of history, including those left by the tragic flood of 1966 that damaged several paintings and destroyed the monumental cemetery, which was subsequently restored and is part of this tour. 
Includes
  • Admission ticket to Santa Croce
  • Guided tour with an official local guide
  • Earphones for larger groups
  • Monolingual guided tour

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

By the facade of the church, at the statue of Dante

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
Know before you go
• Please note that visitors are asked to behave and dress appropriately and observe silence in the Church
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based on 21 reviews
Review summary
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4.8/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Keys of Italy

Product ID: 61814