What To Expect
Basilica of Santra Croce is the largest Franciscan church in the world and is also known as the Temple of the Italian Glories, as many of the world-renowned scientists, writers and artists such as Galileo Galilei, Ugo Foscolo, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Gioachino Rossini and Leon Battista Albert are entombed there.
The Tablet Video Guide for the Basilica of Santa Croce is available in English, Italian, Spanish, French and German. This video guide is a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 tablet with disposable headphones available at the desk of the Basilica. It has 18 video clips and 200 high-resolution photographs for a 40-minute narrative by the characters of Galileo and Brunelleschi.
Audio guides are available in the same languages from mid-March to mid-November from 9:30 to 16:30, and from mid-November to mid-March from 11:00 to 14:00. Holidays and Sunday afternoon only.
Code of Conduct:
Please maintain silence and turn your mobile phones off.
Eating, drinking and bringing of pets is not allowed.
Art pieces must NOT be touched.
Smoking is prohibited.
Use of camera flashes and tripods are not permitted.
Groups 10 and above must use the whisper audio system (available at the reception).
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 to 17:00
Monday to Saturday, from 09:30 to 16:00: 09:30; 09:45; 10:00; 10:15; 10:30; 10:45; 11:00; 11:15; 11:30; 11:45; 12:00; 12:15; 12:30; 12:45; 13:00; 13:15; 13:30; 13:45; 14:00; 14:15; 14:30; 14:45; 15:00; 15:15; 15:30; 15:45; 16:00
- *Due to very limited availability, your exact departure time will be assigned to you by the tour operator. This will be selected from the available departures within your selected time frame (E.g. From 09:30 to 12:00). Final schedule will be indicated on your voucher.
- Clients booking the "any departure assigned by tour operator" option will be booked on the timeslot appointed by our local supplier within your chosen date. This option does not give clients the ability to choose their time preference. Please avoid booking other tours that may overlap with the available departures on this day until you have received your confirmed time.
You must bring at least 2 valid identity documents (driver's license, passport, photo id cards - only originals are accepted).
After indicating the audio guide option upon booking, a separate confirmation voucher will be issued. You must present these vouchers together at the ticket counter along with valid identity documents. Failure to return the audio guide will result to a 250 EUR fee.
Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Please make your reservation at least 24 hours before tour date. Bookings cannot be modified, cancelled and is non-refundable.
The Complex is open on Easter Monday, May 1 and June 2. The Monumental Complex is closed on the following dates: January 1, Easter Sunday, June 13 (Saint Anthony), October 4 (Saint Francis), December 25 and 26.
Your ticket is valid for a single day and one entrance. The Ticket Office closes at 17:00.
Tickets must be picked up 15 minutes before confirmed time at the reservations cashier. Guides and escorts are asked to respect this time to avoid crowding and delays at the entrance.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
1 hour and 15 minutes
2 hours and 45 minutes
9 hours and 30 minutes