Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence

Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence symbol of Italian faith and culture

The Basilica of Santa Croce is located in the homonym square in Florence and it is one of the largest and most important Franciscan churches and realizations of the Gothic style in Italy, probably by Arnolfo di Cambio. Inside it are buried and remembered numerous Italian artists, writers and scientists from various historical periods, among which Ugo Foscolo, Gioacchino Rossini, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Galileo Galilei, Niccolò Machiavelli and Vittorio Alfieri. Here, many masterpieces of Florentine art have been made over the centuries and they have contributed to making very special this monument: first of all Giotto’s frescoes about St. Francis.

Our b&b in Tuscany is the ideal starting point to discover the Basilica, which can be reached in about thirteen minutes on foot, with a pleasant stroll through the streets of the historic centre. By paying the entrance ticket it is possible to visit the entire monumental complex which includes: the Basilica, the Cloisters, the Museum and the Pazzi Chapel. In Piazza Santa Croce, enriched by a great statue of the Great Poet Dante Alighieri, there are interesting musical and cultural events.

Basilica of Santa Croce tickets and hours

Ticket office open until 17:00.
The Basilica of Santa Croce can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 09:30 to 17:00;
on Sunday and feast days (Epiphany, Assumption, All Saints and Immaculate Conception), from 14:00 to 17:00.

Full ticket: 8,00 euro
Reduced ticket: € 4,00 for children aged from 11 to 17, for groups of at least 15 persons, for school children. This ticket does not include the hire of earphones.
Free ticket for:

  • Children under 11 years of age
  • People resident in Florence and the province
  • Disabled people and their careers
  • Authorized tourist guides
  • Authorized tour guides

Teachers attending schools (1 gratuity teacher every 15 students)
Family ticket: full cost for adults (= € 8,00) and free for children under 18 years of age.

Earphone rental: € 1.50