Our staff are available to walk you around the Santa Croce complex on a range of different tours. You can choose between discovering its most important masterpieces or taking a themed tour to explore some of the many aspects that go to make up its multi-faceted identity. Guided tours, in Italian or English, can be booked on line or at the ticket office. However, we recommend booking well in advance in order to make sure you get a slot on the day you want to take your tour.
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As Santa Croce gears up to reopen to the public, starting 12 May we will be offering visitors a chance to get to know the monumental complex with three different great value guided tours.
See the dedicated page on our website for information on booking and times.
If you want to enrich your experience of the complex while visiting it under your own steam, you can add the audio-guide option (in Italian or English) when buying your ticket. All our audio-guides are sanitised before use, and can be hired either on line or at the ticket office.
Official Santa Croce app
The official Santa Croce app, a simple and intuitive tool that you can download directly onto your smartphone or tablet, will allow you to tour the most important and beautiful works of art in the complex in complete safety under your own steam.
Just touch your screen to be plunged into a fantastic world of art and architecture rich in images and content. And you can turn your cultural trip into a digital experience using the option that allows you to create personalised postcards for sharing with your friends on the social media. The Santa Croce app can be purchased on the App Store and on Google Play.
In Tuscany with Dante App
Devised to mark the 700th anniversary of Dante's death, our app "In Tuscany with Dante" introduces you to Italy's greatest poet through the words of his Divine Comedy, with Dante himself guiding you to some of the places where he lived and worked. You'll discover medieval Florence and the timeless beauty of the Tuscan countryside with its villages and castles, enjoying fantastic views and revelling in the sounds, sights and tastes of the places where Dante sought and found the inspiration for his immortal poetry.
This is the first app in a series of itineraries entitled "The Great Men and Women of Santa Croce" designed to allow you to discover the illustrious figures whose ideas and actions changed the course of history and of our own lives, and whose memory lives on in Santa Croce.