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 by e-bike of the historic center of Florence Start pedaling and explore the city of Florence with an unforgettable experience: a guided e-bike tour of Florence, discovering the most important and charming attractions of Florence. See the city in a new and exciting way, biking along the streets of Florence.
90,00
per person
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Small group Segway eXPerience around the main monuments of Florence by Night Start your journey into the beautiful Florence with a fun and exciting tour. Discover Florence by night on a Segway for the ultimate eXPerience in Florence. See all the wonderful attractions of the city and feel the romantic charm of a night in Florence.
65,00
per person
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Group Tour of the Centre of Florence and Uffizi Gallery Spend an enchanting afternoon walking through Florence accompanied by a professional tour guide. Join also a guided tour of the the Uffizi Gallery!
72,00
per person
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Small group tour on board a Segway around the historic center of Florence Come and join this small group tour on board a Segway of Florence to discover all its wonderful treasures and secrets!  
69,00
per person
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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
per person
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