Learn how Santa Croce played an important role in the history of the city. See art by Giotto, Donatello, and Brunelleschi and tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo on a semi-private tour with an expert guide.
Entrance tickets to Santa Croce Church and Museum
Radios with headsets
Semi-private 1.5-hour guided tour with a local, expert guide
What's Not Included
INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
CHILD: Age: 6 - 17
ADULT: Age: 18 - 99
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Public transportation options are available nearby
Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
Learn about the foundation and history of the basilica with a brief introduction in Piazza Santa Croce. Discover how the Franciscan monks’ transformed this part of town, which was one of the worst slums of the city, into a cultural hub. Then enter the church from the side entrance. Admiring treasures of world art, see how Santa Croce played a role in revolutionizing the art world, paving the way for the Renaissance. See the beautiful Gothic interior and discover frescoes by the medieval master Giotto, who was to become an inspiration for generations of artists to follow. See monumental tomb sculptures dating from the Renaissance to the 19th century.
Admission Ticket Free
Piazza Santa Croce
Pazzi Chapel, Piazza Santa Croce,
Explore the grounds of the monastery. Begin with a visit to the Pazzi Chapel, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture built by Brunelleschi with relief sculpture by Donatello.
Admission Ticket Included
Basilica of Santa Croce
Santa Croce Museum,
Continue to explore the Museum, visiting the monks’ dining hall decorated with frescoes, including one of the earliest Last Supper frescoes in Italian art.
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