Guided tour

Florence: Santa Croce Small Group Tour

Florence: Santa Croce Small Group Tour

From US$ 51.04 per person

Learn how Santa Croce played an important role in the history of the city and in the shaping of Florentine identity through the ages.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Explore Santa Croce in a small group with an expert guide
  • See famous works of art by Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, and other masters
  • Learn about the role the church and its neighborhood residents played in the history of the city
  • Step inside one the city’s medieval churches and learn about architecture, sculpture, and painting
Full description

Step inside a place where history was made. See beautiful art and architecture. Learn about the city’s famous residents at Santa Croce and the contributions they have made to Western civilization with a local guide on a fascinating small group tour.

Discover how the Franciscan monks’ transformed this part of town, which was one of the worst slums of the city, into a cultural hub. Admiring treasures of world art, see how the Franciscan monks’ approach to religion revolutionized the art world, paving the way for the Renaissance.

See frescoes by the medieval master Giotto, who was to become an inspiration for generations of artists to follow. See monumental tomb sculptures dating from the Renaissance to the 19th century.

Explore the grounds of the monastery with the Pazzi Chapel built by Brunelleschi and the monks’ dining hall decorated with one of the earliest Last Supper frescoes in Italian art.

  • Entrance tickets to Santa Croce Church and Museum
  • Radio headset
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet the guide in Piazza Santa Croce in front of the statue of Dante (on the left side of the church facade). Your guide will be there with a yellow-colored Florence Specialist flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Modest clothing is required to enter places of worship
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