Basilica of Santa Croce

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  • Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    1. Florence: Eco Tour by Electric Cart

    Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza S. Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on PIazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

    Very nice experience, the guide gave us additional information and was very kind

  • Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    2. Florence: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    Discover the highlights of Florence on a walking tour with a local guide. Feel the charm of the city that's known for its beautiful Renaissance monuments. Stroll through the city squares, learning about fascinating Florentine history and culture.  In a small group, cross the famous Ponte Vecchio while admiring the small jewelry shops, an integral part of this area. Your guide will tell you interesting stories and facts about Florence, and the artists that have shaped the city. Visit numerous sites, including the Uffizi Gallery from the exterior, the Vasari Corridor, Piazza Della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Duomo Complex with Giotto's Bell Tower. Marvel at the Church of Santa Maria Del Fiore, the Baptistery, and the Dome, designed and built by Filippo Brunelleschi.  Continue the tour from the Dante Alighieri Quarter to Orsanmichele's church. Finally, you will visit Piazza Santa ...

  • Florence: Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

    3. Florence: Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

    Explore the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance on a walking tour of Florence, and visit some of the city's fabled sights. Look at the historic statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi on Piazza della Signoria, and make your way to the Ponte Vecchio, famous for its goldsmith shops. Head to Piazza del Duomo to see the Baptistery, Gates of Paradise, Giotto's Bell Tower and the dome of the cathedral Then, follow in the footsteps of the poet Dante to get a better understanding of life during the Middle Ages. Look inside stunning churches, such as the Duomo and Santa Croce, and get access to the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's miraculous David.

    Our guide Lucia was amazing! She enthusiastically showed us her city and made its history come to life. We visited the Uffizi & Akademia & loved every bit of it. Her restaurant recommendation (Trattoria Antico Fattore) was splendid!

  • Florence: Private Walking Tour with Transfer

    4. Florence: Private Walking Tour with Transfer

    Discover the secrets of Florence on a customized walking tour, and enjoy the personalized services of a private guide. This walk will take you to some of the city’s more hidden locations and is ideal if you have already taken a historical tour of the city center's main sites. Your guide will reveal hidden secrets about the streets of Florence, such as the main street that is dotted with medieval towers. Hear fascinating stories about the art and architecture of the Renaissance as you dive down narrow streets and hear about the people that used to live there. Listen to funny and sometimes tragic tales to get an alternative perspective of Florence.

  • Florence: 1.5 Hour Santa Croce Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

    5. Florence: 1.5 Hour Santa Croce Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

    Enjoy fast track entry to the Basilica of Santa Croce, one of Florence’s most popular landmarks. Explore the church with a local guide, and learn about its impressive history and religious significance. As you wander, admire the church’s stunning frescoes as well as Giorgio Vasari’s Last Supper painting.  Hear about the prominent historical figures who are buried here, including Galileo Galilei, Foscolo, and Macchiavelli. Finally, walk along the beautiful Cloister of Arnolfo.

  • Florence: Small Group Walking Tour

    6. Florence: Small Group Walking Tour

    Enjoy an intimate experience without paying a fortune for a private tour on this informative and original walking tour. Join a small group of maximum 10 people to wander the streets of Florence while learning about the city's unique history and artistic and architectural heritage. Learn about the city’s origins, the construction of the Duomo and its famous dome, and the lives of the extraordinary historical figures of Florence. Stroll through the impressive Piazza della Signoria with the towering Palazzo Vecchio and take in a gorgeous view of the famous Ponte Vecchio. The tour culminates with a guided visit inside the Basilica of Santa Croce to admire the beautiful frescoes, sculptures, and tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, and others. Your carefully-tailored experience of Florentine culture and history passes through Via de’ Martelli, the Duomo Square, Piazza della Repubblica, Orsanmich...

  • Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour

    7. Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour

    The tour starts in Piazza della Signoria and continues to the Science Museum or the Galileo Museum, dedicated to the famous scientist. The Museo Galileo is full of scientific tools of great importance. Admire the two famous telescopes, and the finger of the great physicist, which is perfectly preserved. Then continue to the Observatory Museum and the Natural History Museum, in a beautiful antique palace with a Forum dedicated to the genius scientist. Here we will find the captivating marble statue of Galileo. The museum is named after the word observatory that once meant the Torrino astronomical, where the stars were studied and which is still available to visit by appointment. You'll end by going to the Basilica of Santa Croce, otherwise known as the "Pantheon of Italian Glories" for the tombs of the most famous Italians, among whom is the monumental tomb of Galileo Galilei.

    guide took his time in explaining and was very patient in answering all questions Best tour guide we had

  • Florence: Small Grop Tour including Uffizi and David

    8. Florence: Small Grop Tour including Uffizi and David

    Explore the city of the Renaissance on this small group walking tour. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Uffizi gallery, see the famous David statue and more. Begin this small group tour by meeting your expert guide. They will take you to the major sights of Florence, as well as some hidden gems. Skip the line to the Uffizi gallery. Marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, da Vinci, and Caravaggio. Break for a delicious Tuscan lunch, and then continue your tour. Learn fascinating facts about the city as you see the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, and the Duomo of the Florence Cathedral. Skip the line at your final stop of the Accademia gallery. Encounter Michelangelo's David, one of the world’s most recognized and admired pieces of art.

  • Florence: Academy and Michelangelo's David Small-Group Tour

    9. Florence: Academy and Michelangelo's David Small-Group Tour

    Enjoy the highlights of Florence and visit the Accademia Gallery on this guided tour. Meet your guide in San Marco Square. Skip the line and step into the Accademia Gallery, admire artworks by Allori, Lo Scheggia and Botticelli and most importantly, marvel at the beauty of Michelangelo's David. Admire the iconic Duomo and the Santa Maria della Fiore Cathedral. Explore Piazza della Signoria, the center of Renaissance Florence. Discover Palazzo Vecchio, home of the Medici Family and the stories it holds and view a replica of Michelangelo's 'David' standing in the place where the original was before being moved into the Accademia Gallery. Learn about the Vasari Corridor and why it was built. Reach Ponte Vecchio, one of the most iconic locations in Florence that now holds picturesque local shops. End the tour at Santa Croce Church to experience the place where the most brilliant Italian ge...

  • Florence, Accademia Gallery, and Chianti Wine Full-Day Tour

    10. Florence, Accademia Gallery, and Chianti Wine Full-Day Tour

    Discover the beauty and magnificent architecture of Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. You’ll visit the city’s impressive monuments and admire its stunning setting on this full-day tour. Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your guided sightseeing tour. See Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzo, and the multi-hued marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for the bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed the Gates of Paradise. Admire the beauty of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell, the Basilica of Santa Croce, and the Accademia Gallery (if this option is chosen). Walk along narrows streets, by the Arno River, and across the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's most famous landmarks and its oldest bridge, lined with jewelry shops. You’ll have free time for lunch and shopping before stopping to admire the spectacular panoramic views...

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What people are saying about Basilica of Santa Croce

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 340 reviews

It is a great way to see the main points of the city. Our driver was very nice, and we really enjoyed ourselves. I recommend the longer 45min ride because we got things done a bit quickly

Very interesting tour to get an excellent overview. Giovanni had really something to tell. Thank you very much

Giovanni was skilled and knowledgeable and took us around in an excellent way. Very good way to see the city

Very nice experience, the guide gave us additional information and was very kind

Great tour!! Beautiful view of the city from the top of the hill!!