Santa Croce, my private tour

Santa Croce, my private tour

What a church, amazing ! One of the finest examples of Florentine Gothic.


Being inside the church and focus on the Gothic arches of the naves is like taking a dip in the 1300.

When anything began

The Franciscan friars arrived to Florence in the first half of the 13th century and decided to have here, at that time among the poorest areas of the city (the Santa Croce neighborhood), their church, much smaller than the church today.

That old, first franciscan church in Florence was rebuilt at the end of the 13th century. As often happened more than one architect worked for the new church over the decades , among them the first architect was Arnolfo di Cambio. Arnolfo was the first architect of the Duomo as well .

Santa Croce today

The Santa Croce church is considered the Pantheon were many “ homelands glories “ are burried, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Rossini etc.

The gothic architectur of the interior of the church fits perfectly with the “ new “ styles Renaissance, Mannerism, Romanticism.

The artists

Agnolo and Taddeo Gaddi, Giorgio Vasari, Benedetto da Maiano, Donatello, Lorenzo Bartolini, Michelangelo, Cimabue, Giotto, Brunelleschi and others will be our companions on this tour.


The length for this private tour of the Santa Croce church is 2 hours.


Tour rates in euro, per group:

1 person=80,00 ; 2 people=104,00 ; 3 people=112,00 ; 4 people=120,00 ; 5 people=128,00 ; 6 people=138,00 ; 7 people=146,00 

(admission fees not included)



  Do we need to buy a ticket to enter the church?

Yes you do. 

 Do we need to reserve the entrance to the church in advance?

No you don't, it is not necessary to reserve the entrance in advance.

 Can we arrange this tour shorter than 2 hours?

Of course you can and the rate will be recalculated. All my tours are tailor made.

 Can we mix this tour with other tours?

Yes you can.

 Do we need to dress appropriately for a church?

Yes you do, legs up to the knee and shoulders must be covered.

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