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

10-Days Escorted tour from Rome around Naples, Pompeii, Florence and Venice Discover the best of Italy on this tour that will take you to the most beaituful cities in 10 days: Venice, Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Pompeii and Naples!   
1943,00
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5 Days Escorted Tour of Italy around Assisi, Bologna, Venice and Tuscany, from Rome A tour that will give you the chance to explore some of the most beautiful cities of Italy in 5 days! We will think to hotels, transfers, tours, you will just have to enjoy your trip!
677,00
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Small Group Tour of Florence by bike with Food Tastings Explore the streets of Florence in our 3-hour leisure bike tour through the main historical and artistic monuments with our knowledgeable professional guide. To enhance your experience in Florence, we will savour a few delicious Tuscan products.
49,00
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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!
45,00
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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!
74,00
per person
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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 to discover the Street Names of the Historic Centre of Florence With this unusual private guided walking tour in the heart of Florence you will discover the origins of the street names of the historic centre. Led by your expert guide you will eXPerience a fun and inspiring way to learn the secrets about the history of Florence and its eternal treasures.
46,88
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Something Different: Explore Florence on a Bike Photo Tour Take an accompanied trip through the historical center of Florence to learn about this city of art and history. A unique chance to have great photos of Florence and amazing souvenirs from the city. At the end of the Florence bike tour, the best photo taken wins a prize.
67,13
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Private Guided Tour of the Center of Florence, with Duomo and its Complex Join a guided tour and visit the major attractions in Florence with an expert local guide. You will explore the most picturesque streets and squares in the historic center and you will admire the complex of the Cathedral of Florence and its museum, discovering all its secrets and hidden treasures.
85,38
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Guided Walking Tour of Hidden Florence by night Join this amazing and exclusive experience in Florence that will show you the mysterious side of the city. The hidden Florence walking tour will let you discover the most fascinating secrets and legends of the most famous attractions in Florence.
41,00
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