Santa Croce Grand Tour
A FLORENTINE AUTHENTIC NEIGHBORHOOD.
Piazza Santa Croce and it’s neighborhood are a magical place. Colorful, joyful and dynamic, the neighborhood is Florence’ playground. In it’s huge square, the locals and the visitors come to relax, play and visit unique markets.
The Basilica, the largest Franciscan church in the world, is one of the masterpieces of the Italian Gothic architecture and is the «Pantheon« of the great Florentines and Tuscans: here are buried Alberti, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Galileo and many others.
Here also, in summer, you can participate in the “Calcio Storico Fiorentino” events, a mix of soccer and rugby: the sport that has inspired modern time football.
PIAZZA SANTA CROCE | 2 to 4 HOURS.
Set in one location, this tour will give you a full Florentine experience. Within two minutes walk, you will be visiting an incredible square, a unique church and many small and hidden locations within the neighborhood. Inside the church, you will admire centuries old Frescoes and visit the tombs and monuments of great Tuscan artists buried inside the church.
Pick up by your tour guide at your location or meeting in our central office, walk toSanta Croce with an extended stop in the square for a historical introduction and in-depth explanation. Follow with an entry to Santa Croce Church, with focus on architecture and the spatial design from the foundations by Arnolfo di Cambio to the 19th century facade. Follow up by visiting the Chapels with in-depth view on the Frescoes and paintings within. Continue the interior’s visit with close encounter with artists buried inside. Exit the Church and visit the unique Pazzi Chapel and the main courtyard. After a short break, visit the famous School of Leather and experience one of Florence best trades. End the tour with a wine tasting of Chianti and Tuscan wines and other local specialties.
Up to 8 people. Please inquire about larger groups.
2 to 4 hours.
Daily, available all hours.