Private Tour - Santa Croce Church And The Artists Quarter - Florence

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    2.00 pm
  • Departure Details :
    Piazza Santa Croce under the statue of Dante Alighieri in front of the basilica
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


During this private tour you will discover the beauty of Santa Croce Basilica, the principal Franciscan church in Florence. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, the poet Foscolo and the composer Rossini, thus it is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories (Tempio delle Itale Glorie).

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You will meet your professional guide in Santa Croce Square in front of the big Church. It is impossible do not recognize it due to its beautiful white and green marble façade. The Basilica is the largest Franciscan church in the world. Its most notable features are its sixteen chapels, many of them decorated with frescoes by Giotto and his pupils, and its tombs and cenotaphs. Legend says that St Francis himself founded Santa Croce. The construction of the current church was begun by Arnolfo di Cambio in May 1294 and paid for by some of the city's wealthiest families. Inside you will learn more about Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Dante Alighieri, Vittorio Alfieri, Machiavelli, Leonardo Bruni, Ugo Foscolo, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Giotto and his frescoes, Donatello and his crucifix.


  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour


  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Wheelchair accessible

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