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Santa Croce Basilica entrance ticket
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Santa Croce Basilica entrance ticket
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This is the richest medieval church in Florence, which features frescoes by Giotto, a chapel by Brunelleschi and one of the finest of all early Renaissance tombs.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 246 6105
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This church has some of the most important frescoes of the early Renaissance - the Death of St. Francis. World's first art historian Giorgio Vasari tells us that "Giotto taught paintings to cry", which is a wonderful way of expressing what Giotto brought into Italian...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AppyGuide
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although we were visiting at a relatively quiet time of year the square around the Duomo was always really crowded so we decided to go to Santa Croce instead. This is a stunning church with so much history inside. Don't miss the cloisters (especially the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DMS2108
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As with most Basilicas in Italy this is stunning inside and out. The facade is beautiful. Also it’s pretty mind boggling to be in the place of burial of so many influential people of different fields.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 84Niloc
Reviewed 4 days ago

In Jan 2017, we went here specifically to visit the highly recommended leather school and were amazed with this beautiful church that truly felt holy. Site of the Tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo. I believe they even have a habit of St Francis of Assisi....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank saritamore
Reviewed 5 days ago

There's not a lot of help or signage if you're not sure how to experience this place. There are 2 entrances: The main entrance to experience the inside of the basilica, and then the side entrance to go to the higher levels of the building....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lucylooking
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Basilica di Santa Croce is worth the 10-15 minute stroll especially for those who want to see the resting place of Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini, Machiavelli and many more notable Italians. Also the surrounding area, especially the square is a good temporary escape from the overcrowded...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This Church is off the main tourist trail and is well worth visiting. It is stunning inside. The piazza outside was busy and we did some great people watching!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visiting Santa Croce was well worth the 8 euro ticket because of the fabulous (free!!!) walking tour we were able to hop on (provided by the Ars et Fides organization) and the expansive grounds and breadth of knowledge I gained. In addition to the church...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank emilyn12897
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. Was looking for Scuola dei Cuoio and didn't realize I'll have to pass this WONDER to get there. Truly beautiful. Reminds me somewhat of the Basilica at Amalfi in the Amalfi Coast. Beautiful. Never get tired of seeing different Basilica

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The history and preservation of these churches are mind blowing... They were build BC and are still standing and in use! Wow

Date of experience: March 2019
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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the
Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night.
Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and
artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the
Central National Library. As a hub for young people,
the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
by songs and dances.
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9 September 2018|
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Response from TravelDaddy01 | Reviewed this property |
We had a Firenze card and walked right in with no reserved time. Highly recommend getting the card generally.
Renee R
8 May 2018|
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Response from Superoger | Reviewed this property |
We were ok with shopping bags
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28 March 2018|
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Response from Florian2313 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure when you ate going ..In January walked right in no wait no problem