Santa Croce Church in Florence

starting from 149 € / person

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Highlights

  • SANTA CROCE CHURCH
  • MICHELANGELO'S TOMB
  • GALILEO GALILEI TOMB

Description

Start your tour by meeting your guide at your hotel if it’s located in the center of Florence.In this 2 hour tour you will discover the Basilica of Santa Croce,one of the most famous Florentine churches to see the frescoes by Cimabue and Giotto and tombs and Memorial of many important italian persons like Michelangelo, Rossini, Macchiavelli and Galileo Galilei, At the beginning Santa Croce housed the graves of the families living in the district; then, in the fifteenth century, 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 monument dedicated to Michelangelo built in 1564 and the one made for Galileo later on, inspired Ugo Foscolo who, in thepoem entitled I Sepolcri written in 1807, calls Santa Croce "the Temple of the Italian glories", marking its change from Pantheon of the town of Florence to Pantheon of the Italians. There are sixteen family chapels that help compose the Santa Croce Basilica, considered the largest Franciscan church in the world and legend tells us that that Santa Croce was founded by St Francis himself. Well-to-do families typically had chapels built and decorated in their honor and dedicated to a favorite saint. Very important is Cappella Pazzi by Brunelleschi

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SANTA CROCE SQUARE AT THE STATUE OF DANTE Piazza Santa Croce, Firenze, FI, Italia

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  • 5 star ratingWonderful visite of the Duomo with an extraordinary guide! the guide Ilaria was just perfect! She was generous and patient. She gives us a lot of information about the... read more

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    29/01/20
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    15/01/20
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    07/01/20
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    06/01/20
  • Very nice, you don't even queue for 5 minutes. And the spectacular climb, more to observe the frescoes of the... read more

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    05/01/20
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    04/01/20
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    04/01/20
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    31/12/19
  • 5 star ratingTurned out to be a great private tour What an amazing your. Our tour guide was Filomena and she made the tour extra special. Full of jokes and... read more

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    20/12/19
  • 5 star ratingFantastic way to see Florence if you're short on time! With only a few short hours in Florence, we wanted to make the most of our time here and see... read more

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