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Florence: Entrance Ticket to Santa Croce Basilica Complex

Activity provider: Opera Santa Croce Onlus

Florence: Entrance Ticket to Santa Croce Basilica Complex

Activity provider: Opera Santa Croce Onlus
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Visit the monumental complex of Santa Croce Basilica Complex with a skip-the-line entrance ticket. Discover the masters of Italian art within its walls, where art, tradition, and spirituality merge.

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  • Discover the masters of Italian art dating back to the 14th century
  • Admire the artworks of Cimabue, Giotto, Brunelleschi, and more
  • Be inspired by the tombs of Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo, and others
  • Visit the magnificent cloisters, the Pazzi Chapel and the ancient Cenacle
  • Get skip-the-line tickets to the ancient complex of Santa Croce
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Get skip-the-line tickets to the monumental ancient complex of Santa Croce, founded by the Franciscans in the early 13th century and perfectly preserved to this day. Admire famous works of art and be inspired by this unique complex, where art, tradition, and spirituality are all intertwined.

Marvel at the masterpieces of inestimable value that, over the centuries, have made Santa Croce a unique place and an unmissable destination from the time of the 'Grand Tour' up until today.

Discover works by Cimabue, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello Bronzino, Vasari, and Canova. Be inspired by the monumental tombs the greatest historical figures in Italy including Dante, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Galileo, Alfieri, Rossini, and Foscolo.

Enter the Pazzi Chapel, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, one of the most famous architects of the Renaissance period. Walk through the ancient cenacle and experience the atmosphere of the Franciscan convent whilst crossing through the cloisters.

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Santa Croce Basilica
  • Access to the cloisters, the Pazzi Chapel, the Last Supper, the Old Sacristy, the Medici Chapel, and the Sala del Pozzo
  • Map of the complex (subject to availability)
  • Guide
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 will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

The visitor entrance and ticket office are situated on the north side of the basilica in Largo Bargellini (looking at the façade on the left hand side of the basilica).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Smoking
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Flash photography
  • Tripods
  • Making noise

Know before you go

  • Some areas may be closed to the public without notice for maintenance, restoration, liturgical events, celebrations, or other reasons
  • Many parts of the Santa Croce complex are open to visitors with disabilities, while only a few areas have limited access
  • The nave and aisles of the basilica are easy to move about in, but the chapels in the transept are on a raised level accessed via a few steps which cannot be negotiated with a wheelchair
  • Visitors with special needs can access the basilica and the cloister via a ramp and a raised platform in Largo Bargellini
  • The Bardi chapel will be closed to allow the assembly of the restoration site until further notice
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM (no admission after 5:00 PM). Sundays and religious holidays: 12:30 PM - 5:45 PM (no admission after 5:00 PM). Holiday closures: January 1, Easter, June 13, October 4, and December 25-26
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 182 reviews

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Santa Croce was recommended by our tour guide as a not to miss venue. We're so glad we took his advice as the exterior is quite beautiful, but one doesn't yet know the beauty and history that awaits inside, or the lovely courtyard where one exits. The paintings and sculptures are truly unforgettable.

2 June 2022

Well, suffice it to say that it is the most beautiful church in Florence and one of the most important in Italy. The frescoes by Giotto are grandiose. The cloisters are fabulous. Cimabue's "flooded" crucifix truly leaves you speechless. As for illustrious personalities buried inside Santa Croce, there is only the embarrassment of choice, with the addition of the wonderful cenotaph of Dante Alighieri.

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31 December 2021

An amazing church. The audio self-guided tour is excellent. Highly recommend going.

20 June 2022

Product ID: 407078