Basilica of Santa Croce

Basilica of Santa Croce

Florence

Best tours and activities for Basilica of Santa Croce

Things to know about Basilica of Santa Croce

Known as the Basilica di Santa Croce in Italian, the Holy Cross is the principal Franciscan church in Florence. Located on the vast Piazza Santa Croce, it is best known for its great artistic wealth and for being the burial place for some illustrious Florentine personalities, such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli.
 
According to the legend, the Basilica of Santa Croce was founded by Saint Francis himself. However, the current building was rebuilt in 1294 for the Franciscan Order.
 
The chapels, in its interior, are beautifully decorated with frescoes by Giotto and his pupils. Some of those frescoes depict the story of the holy cross, while others show scenes from the life of Saint Francis and Saint John the Evangelist.

Tours and things to do in Italy

Group Tour of the Centre of Florence and Accademia with guide and tickets Do not miss this group tour that will allow you not only to explore the historic center of Florence, rich of artistic and historical treasures, but also to visit one of the most important museums of the city: the Galleria dell'Accademia, where is preserved the David, a masterpiece by Michelangelo.
58,00
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Private Guided Tour of Florence discovering Galileo Galilei and his Science Head into the beautiful Florence to uncover some of its most important names and personalities. Galileo Galilei has changed the perspective of the world in his time and is now remembered throughout Florence. Join this private guided Galileo Galilei science tour of Florence!
46,25
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2-day tour with panoramic bus in Florence from Venice by high speed train Florence is a fantastic destination. You can come here time after time, and the city will still have many hidden secrets to unveil! It’s no wonder that it’s recognized as one of the most beautiful and important Italian cities, being the place where Renaissance was born. 
305,00
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6-Days Escorted Tour from Milan to Florence, Venice, Verona, Como and Garda Lakes Marvel at art and architecture in Florence. Sail the waterways of Venice and see the glass blowing mecca, Murano Island. Visit Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet, as well as two stunning Garda and Como Lakes in Northern Italy. Depart from Milan and end in Rome!
1207,00
per person
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VIP small group tour around Florence by bike with gelato (Italian ice cream) Discover the treasures and wonders of Florence with this fascinating bike tour of Florence. Explore the magical streets of the city and see why it is considered the "cradle of Renaissance". See Florence with a bike and taste a delicious gelato in this marvelous city!
39,00
per person
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