The area reserved for prayer, the procedure to enter, the closing days and time of services and confessions

Santa Croce is the destination of million visitors but it is also a place of worship opened to the believers to pray, confess and attend Mass.

To them is dedicated a specific area which includes the Niccolini chapel, famous to be the place where Stendhal had the famous syndrome.

The worshippers enter for free.

The entry door is located in Largo Bargellini (on the left side of the building, facing the façade of the church).

As it is possible to enter the area for prayer during the opening for tourists as well as when ticket office is closed, it is necessary to specify the personnel of Santa Croce the intention to enter the Complex for religious purposes: the staff will give you indications.


Sundays and Holy Days * : 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday - Saturday: 6:00 pm
On Thursdays at 5:00 pm: Eucharistic Adoration

* including Epiphany January 6
Assumption of Mary August 15
All saints Day November 1
Feast of the Immaculate Conception December 8


Every day from 10:00 am to 12:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Special events

Services of particular interest are planned every October the 4th (Saint Francis) and June the 13th (Saint Anthony).

In memory of the soldiers who died fighting in the I and II World War a service is celebrated on November the 4th.

Every 1st Saturday of the month the church opens from 9:30 pm to 00:00 pm in order to welcome a group of prayer called “sentinelle della mattina di Pasqua” whose purpose is to evangelize the young. They also meet each other every Friday night in the church devoted to the Saints Michael and Gaetano located in Antinori square in Florence.

Monthly, every second and fourth Sunday, meetings focused on education and spirituality take place inside the Franciscan hall of Santa Croce friary: the lessons are taught by the Franciscans who live in Santa Croce.

To book a service

Please call +39(0)55244619 or send a fax +39 (0)55 226936

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