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How to book tickets for visiting the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence
Once upon a time a church as important, as grand, as treasure-filled and as visited as Santa Croce in Florence survived on the bequests and donations of wealthy and notable local families and merchants. No longer. The maintenance of sixteen frescoed chapels (works by Giotto and his pupils), the resting places of Michelangelo, Galileo, Rossini and Machiavelli - this has forced on the authorities a requirement to charge entrance fees. You may read more about the church on our information page.
Tickets cover entrance to the basilica (church) itself, plus the Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce (museum of works), the Cappella Pazzi and the cloisters. Opening hours are from 09.30 until 17.30 (with last entrance at 17.00) from Monday to Saturday and from 14.00 to 17.00 on Sundays and certain holidays. Tickets are valid for one visit only.
Simply select the ideal date for your visit using the calendar below. Next, click the green button and our system will automatically present you with the relevant ticket options and pricing for that date. Tickets are fully inclusive and are all 'skip the line' tickets. Do remember that dates are in European (day-month-year) format.
Simply select the ideal date for your visit by clicking on the calendar to the left*.
Once you've selected a date on the calendar we'll show you the ticket options that are available, one or more of which may be of interest to you.
HOW YOU'LL GET YOUR TICKETS:
To reserve your tickets for the basilica of Santa Croce, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. Once we confirm your reservation we'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your voucher. Print it out, take it with you and present it at the church. As simple as that!
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