Guided tour

Florence: Santa Croce Basilica Guided Tour and Entry-Ticket

Florence: Santa Croce Basilica Guided Tour and Entry-Ticket

From US$ 33.34 per person

Learn about Santa Croce Square and visit the biggest Franciscan basilica in the world on a guided tour. Admire works by Italian historical figures like Giotto, Donatello, and Brunelleschi.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 75 minutes
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English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • See and learn about the history of Florence, the basilica, and its monuments
  • Enjoy an intimate experience and explore one of Florence's most popular sites
  • View the interior of the Basilica of Santa Croce and visit historical tombs
  • Uncover the secrets of some of Italy's most famed artists with a licensed guide
Full description
Experience one of the most visited monuments in Florence on a guided-tour. Get an entry-ticket and see Santa Croce, which is revered due to its artistic value, and for being known as the "Temple of Italian Glory." See the burial place of geniuses such as Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli. Start the tour at the Santa Croce Square, led by a licensed tour guide, who will help you discover the beautiful interior of the Basilica for yourself. Next, marvel at masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance while the tour guide points out works that cannot be missed, including 16 chapels dating back to the 14th century, monumental tombs by different artists, a cloister, and a chapel designed by the renaissance architect Brunelleschi.
  • Reservation and ticket to Santa Croce Basilica Florence
  • 75 minute guided walking tour with an licensed guide
  • Radios and headsets
  • Hotel pick up drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Please arrive in front of the Statue of Cosimo at Piazza Signoria 15 minutes before the activity starts. Your guide will be holding a blue flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • A Green Pass or vaccination card are mandatory during this period
  • No flash photography allowed inside the basilica
Customer reviews

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You get so much more out of it with a guide. They're able to give you the stories and history behind the things you're seeing

March 16, 2022

Notre guide Marie a été exceptionnelle. Très bonnes explications et très enrichissant. Nous conseillons très sincèrement Marie comme guide. Une de nos plus belles visites avec le musée des offices et le duomo.

April 15, 2022


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