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Florence: Basilica of Santa Croce Guided Tour

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Visit the iconic Basilica of Santa Croce on this guided tour. Marvel at the beautiful artwork on display dating back to the Middle Ages and the 19-century.


  • Discover the Basilica of Santa Croce where are buried the great personalities who made Italy famous in the universe
  • Admire with frescoes by Giotto and statues by Donatello
  • Enjoy seeing all the highlights of the Santa Croce and discover the architectural composition of the basilica


The Basilica Santa Croce is a must in Florence and this guided tour is highly recommended to get to know it in depth. Everyone loves it on this planet, poetry has been written about it and the most famous artists of all time have left at least one of their works of art there. The great personalities who made Italy famous in the universe are buried here. Here are the tombs of Galileo, Machiavelli and Michelangelo, placed in iconic monuments in the nave of the Great Italians. But not only. We will see the funerary monument dedicated to Dante Alighieri, the tomb of Vittorio Alfieri, sculpted by the neoclassical artist Antonio Canova. Alfieri was a poet loved by women of high society and is buried in the Galleria dei Grandi Italiani thanks to a very rich woman, the Countess Von Stolberg. Among the numerous other tombs we will also find Lorenzo Ghiberti with his son Vittorio, the authors of the Renaissance Gates of Paradise of the Florence Baptistery. Ugo Foscolo also rests here. The nineteenth-century poet wrote 'I Sepolcri', a poem dedicated to the Basilica of Santa Croce and to those who are buried there. Italian students must necessarily study this poem carefully, because it represents the cultural roots of our country. We will get lost in the chapels of the largest Franciscan basilica in the world, we will explain the frescoes by Giotto and works by Donatello, we will marvel in the sacristy and in the huge chapel of the Medici family. Among the chapels of the illustrious Florentine families there is also the Pazzi Chapel, an antimedicean family who had the largest chapel of all built by Filippo Brunelleschi, later decorated by Donatello and Luca della Robbia. If you really want to understand the cultural roots of Florence and of Italy all, follow us on this unmissable tour!


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