Basilica di Santa Croce Guided Tour
Multilingual live guide
About this experience
Discover the beautiful Basilica di Santa Croce, the heart of Florence, where the history of the city lies!
Follow our local passionate guide and lear everything about this historical cathedral also known as "Temple of the glories of Italy".
And the reason is simple: here are buried some of the most influential people of the history of Florence, Italy and Europe at the same time. We are talking about Dante Alighieri, the father of the Italian language, Galileo Galilei, the father of the modern science, and Michelangelo, the father of the Renaissance.
Inside you will admire the art of Donatello and his crucifix, a fascinating sculpture that is one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance, and the magistral technique of Brunelleschi and the perfect architectural harmony of his Chapel of Fools.
This church has many hidden treasures, and our guide will show you all of them. Or well, almost. In 1966 Florence was hit by a tragic flood that destroyed a lot of precious work of art, here in Santa Croce and around the rest of the city. It's a mark in the recent history of Florence and it is possible to see a sign showing the level reached by the water.
The brightisde was that a lot of young voluntaries from every part of the country came here to lend a helping hand and this is considered to be the born of the "68' generation", the revolutionary one.
Many different stories intertwine inside this walls, coming from distang times, and you will listen to all of them.
Don't miss this chance and visit the true heart of Florence.
How to use the voucher
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Please wear appropriate clothes.
Español, Italiano, English
Professional English speaking guide.
Entrance tickets to Santa Croce church.
Headphones for groups with more than 7 people.
What's not included
Piazza di Santa Croce, 16, 50122 Firenze