First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage
Kid Friendly: Yes. The kids are welcome, but they need to be rather silent inside of the church.
Let me know if you have particular needs and I'll organise a customised tour for you.
Maximum travelers: 5
Russian (fluent), Italian (fluent), English (fluent)
Biggest Franciscan Church and it's surroundings
The tour will begin in the Piazza of Santa Croce where the traditional Florentine Football matches have taken place for ages.
The church of Santa Croce is the largest operating Franciscan basilica in the world, a museum and a pantheon. It contains the tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo. Inside the chapel you will find such an abundance of beauty which had caused physiological trauma to a famous French writer named Stendhal, which was later called the «Stendhal's syndrome».
Inside of the Church we'll discover masterpieces of Donatello, Bernardo Rossellini, Antonio Canova and murals of Giotto and his followers. Outside, we'll proceed to Chapel of Pazzi Family, (made by Filippo Brunelleschi, the Cathedral's Dome architect) and the museum with the oldest cenacolo of Florence.
As far as the ancient leather school and factory is based on the monastery's territory, I'll by happy to guide you inside, that you'll have a chance to see the manual leather production that raise up to the 13th century.
Square of Santa Croce, Church and museum of Santa Croce.
The school and factory of Leather can be visited if desired.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Piazza Santa Croce.
Your hotel if it's located in central Florence.
End location: Piazza Santa Croce or via San Giuseppe
Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
This is a walking tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 euro - The cost of entrance ticket to Basilica and it's museum. Free admission for children under 11 years.