Entrance and Guided Tour of Santa Croce Basilica

Tour Description.

Discover Santa Croce Cathedral also known as the Temple of the Glories of Italy, on this guided tour.

Holy Cross was the heart of the Franciscan order, known for mass preaching in the public square during the Middle Ages to combat the heresy that was popular among serfs and peasants.

The Basilica has been a mausoleum for Italy’s most important artists, politicians and philosophers. It is the final resting place of Michelangelo, Dante and Galileo.

Learn from the detailed explanations of your official English-speaking guidebook. Enjoy the beauty of Donatello’s art and his crucifix, one of the jewels of the Renaissance; as well as Brunelleschi’s art and the perfect architectural harmony of his Cappella dei Matti.

The church bears the marks of history, including those left behind by the tragic 1966 flood that damaged several paintings and destroyed the monumental cemetery, which was later restored and included in this trail.


  • Monolingual guide
  • Semi-private tour
  • Small group (max 9)
  • Skip the Line Tickets
  • Radio system (for 5+ participants)


Meeting point:

2.45 pm: Santa Croce Square, in front of the facade, under the Dante’s Statue.
3:00pm: departure


If the customer cancels at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure, they will receive a full refund.

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