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Florence: Entrance Ticket to Santa Croce Basilica Complex

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Florence: Entrance Ticket to Santa Croce Basilica Complex

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Founded in the 13th century by the Franciscan friars, Santa Croce is a unique monumental complex. Discover the great masters of Italian art within its walls, where art, memory, tradition, and spirituality all merge.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Valid 1 day
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Skip the line through express security check
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Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the masters of Italian art dating back as far as the 14th century
  • Admire the artworks of Cimabue, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Bronzino, Vasari, Canova, and more
  • Be inspired at the monumental tombs of Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, and many others
  • See masterpieces of medieval and renaissance architecture through the magnificent cloisters, the Pazzi Chapel and the ancient Cenacle
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Cross the threshold of an ancient monumental complex founded by the Franciscans in the early thirteenth century. The complex is still perfectly preserved to this day. See famous works of art and be inspired by this unique complex, where art, tradition, and spirituality are all intertwined.

There are thousands of 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 the modern day.

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.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Access to the Basilica, the cloisters, the Pazzi Chapel, the Last Supper, the Old Sacristy, the Medici Chapel, the corridor of the novitiate, and the Sala del Pozzo
  • Map of the complex (subject to availability)
  • Guided tour
  • Audioguide
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
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • 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

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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

  • Face mask or protective covering
  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • Some areas may be closed to the public without notice for maintenance, restoration, liturgical events or 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
  • Opening hours are:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
  • (No further admission after 5.00 pm)
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Sunday and Religious Holidays: 1.00 pm – 5.30 pm (No further admission after 5.00 pm)
  • 6 January, 15 August, 1 November, 8 December.
  • Holiday Closure: 1 January, Easter, 13 June, 4 October, 25-26 December
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 21 reviews

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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

6 January 2022

Nice and charming church Nice neighborhood

1 January 2022

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