Private Tour – 2-Hour Guided Visit of Santa Croce Church in Florence

starting from 44 € / person

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Highlights

  • Michelangelo's tomb
  • Galileo's tomb
  • Machiavelli's tomb
  • Pazzi Chapel
  • Bardi Chapel
  • Peruzzi Chapel

Description

In this 2-hour private tour you will explore the Basilica of Santa Croce, the largest Franciscan church in the world.

Santa Croce houses frescoes by Cimabue and Giotto, and the tombs of many important italian artists like Michelangelo, Rossini, Machiavelli and Galileo Galilei.

At the beginning Santa Croce housed the graves of the families living in the district; then, in the fifteenth century, it became the guardian of the memory of illustrious Florentines by hosting the tombs of the Chancellors of the Republic Leonardo Bruni and Carlo Marsuppini.

The funerary monument dedicated to Michelangelo, built in 1564, and the one made for Galileo later on, inspired Ugo Foscolo who, in the poem entitled "Dei Sepolcri" written in 1807, described Santa Croce as "the Temple of the Italian glories", marking its change from Pantheon of the town of Florence to Pantheon of the Italians. At that point, it became necessary to complete the façade, remained unfinished for more than three centuries.
The decoration of the façade was completed in 1865, commemorating Dante’s centenary.
On that occasion, the monument dedicated to the poet was set in the middle of the square.

There are sixteen family chapels that help compose the Basilica: between the most remarkable we find the Pazzi Chapel by Brunelleschi, located in the first cloister, the Bardi Chapel and the Peruzzi Chapel, this latter two frescoed by Giotto.

At the end of the tour we'll take you to taste a delicious italian ice-cream.

Included

  • Reserved entry ticket
  • 2-hour private guided tour of Santa Croce Church
  • Ice cream at the end of the tour

Excluded

Extras

Starting Point

Santa Croce Square, Firenze (by the statue of Dante Alighieri)

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  • I recommend this visit. Our guide was really knowledgeable and helpful. The impeccable organization! Well done!!

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    Anonymous
    17/10/21

    Our Guide Claudia was Best informed and answered all our questions with a good mixture of facts and stories. Thanks... read more

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    Hans-Uwe
    01/10/21

    Climbing to the top was a unique experience! Especially if explained by an expert and precise guide like this one!

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    Anonymous
    26/09/21
  • Perfectly organized tour, all beautiful and our. guide was very kind.

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    Anonymous
    13/09/21

    Great. The guide MARIA CRISTINA really super. Really advisable experience: he also knew how to involve our two children, making... read more

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    Gianmario
    09/09/21

    Highly recommended. Probably stands and falls with the guide. Ours was very nice and good. The tour was unexpectedly even... read more

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    Steffen
    01/09/21
  • Gaitano, nos encanto su descripción, todo magnífico, muchos detalles a parte y secretos. Solo puedo aconsejar esta gira muy emocionante... read more

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    Anonymous
    28/08/21

    Recommended visit for those who are fit enough to climb that many steps, although as you are making stops at... read more

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    Mercedes
    02/08/21

    Amazing guide!! Stairs are killer though

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    Anonymous
    31/07/21
  • Giacomo was our guide and we really liked him. He was very personable, great at remembering names and very knowledgeable.... read more

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    Jane
    09/07/21

    The visit is really worth it. Interesting and extraordinary.

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    Giovanna
    07/07/21

    Maria Cristina very good and available for further information.

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    Roberto
    03/07/21
  • We had a private tour with Ilaria in English and it was absolutely wonderful !! Very informative and with a... read more

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    Andrea Preeya
    29/06/21

    Our guide, Ilaria, a very well-trained girl illustrated the history of the Florence cathedral and the dome with simplicity and... read more

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    Roberta
    21/06/21

    A very good guide illustrated and showed us the wonders of the dome, unfortunately the restrictions due to COVID-19 have... read more

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    Annalisa
    20/06/21
  • Very friendly and competent guide. Very punctual and very knowledgeable. 100 percent recommendation

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    Walter
    10/06/21

    Excellent.

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    Dempsey Kin
    10/06/21

    Very nice activity and very knowledgeable guide! Overall I was satisfied!

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    Laura
    06/06/21
  • I think we all agree on the beauty of the dome. I dwell on the guide Mrs. Ilaria: very good,... read more

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    Susi
    24/05/21

    Guide with a lot of detailed knowledge and experience.

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    Volkmar
    05/11/20

    a wonderful experience, a wonderful view ... walking inside the dome .. amazing

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    Anonymous
    20/10/20
  • Brunelleschi's dome absolutely to visit. Tour with guide well done even if it causes COVID the stay outside the dome... read more

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    Lucia Grazia
    12/10/20

    Well worth the visit.

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    Jill
    09/10/20

    Natalia was perfect !!! Brunelleschi forever, but also Natalia forever!

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    Jürg
    08/10/20
  • Entertaining tour, our guide Linda was very professional and was happy to answer our questions competently. A certain level of... read more

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    Anonymous
    04/10/20

    Excellent! We were 22 minutes late ue to a train delay and our guide sweet talked the security to let... read more

    Jeff Avatar
    Jeff
    22/09/20

    The tour was very well timed. Not too long and very informative. The climb to the dome was at a... read more

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    Nadine
    22/09/20
  • Everything ok, only need a little more time on top of the duomo.
    Guide was very enjoyable and toke care of...
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    Alfred
    04/09/20

    We essentially climed the dome of Florence. The view was just amazing. In my opinion it‘s a must for every... read more

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    Petra
    04/09/20

    Recomended

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    Daan
    28/08/20

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