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1,5 hours

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08:00am 05.30pm (Mon to Sat)

Private Guided Visit of Florence Santa Croce Basilica and its ancient "Leather School"

Santa Croce Basilica is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture with a façade clad in polychrome marble. This is the ancient church in which the Franciscan friars chose to set up and begin treating pelts and leather and meditate in peace in a place that was, at that time, located outside the city walls. We will admire, from close up, the beautiful frescoes by Giotto and Agnolo Gaddi, the “Crucifix” and “Annunciation” by Donatello and the world-famous funerary monuments and tombs of illustrious figures from the past such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. Next, we will enter the elegant “Brunelleschi Cloister” bordered by columns carved from pure stone, and then pass into the fourteenth-century “Ancient Cloister” at the end of which lies the beautiful “Pazzi Chapel”, a sublime example of Renaissance harmony, also the work of Brunelleschi. After visiting the Basilica and cloisters, there will be a chance to visit a workshop that goes back to the 13th century, when the Franciscan monks first settled in this area on the banks of the river Arno. The earliest hide and leather working activity was established here, where the large quantities of water required for leather processing are freely available. The Franciscan monks of the Santa Croce monastery dedicated their efforts to this activity, and their leather-working techniques have been preserved over the centuries by the master craftsmen who still work in the delightful old workshops at the School of Leather (except on Saturday and Sunday), which we will be visiting; an extraordinary Renaissance workshop adjacent to the Basilica, where history, tradition and exceptional quality are combined to produce authentic Florentine craftwork. A real "top must see” amazing place.


  • Santa Croce Basilica
  • Brunelleschi Cloister
  • Ancient Cloister
  • School of Leather

Pickup instructions

Tour AM 10:50am - Meeting with the guide at the entrance of Santa Croce Cathedral Tour PM 02:20pm - Meeting with the guide at the entrance of Santa Croce Cathedral

Voucher redemption instructions

Tour AM 10:50am - Meeting with the guide at the entrance of Santa Croce Cathedral Tour PM 02:20pm - Meeting with the guide at the entrance of Santa Croce Cathedral Please be aware that in case of no-show, the guide will wait for you for a maximum of 30 minutes from the tour departure time. After that time, if nobody informed us about the delay, they are entitled to leave and no refund will be granted to any client who is not at the departure point at the established time COVID-19 Safety Mesaures - for Tours and Activities the following sanitation measures will be taken: - Interpersonal distance the minimum distance to be kept is 1 mt. -The use of a face mask is compulsory -Wash the hands with water and soap or use a hand sanitizer before and after the activity -Customers can be subject to a body temperature check. If the temperature is more than 37,5 °C, the clients are not allowed to access the Tour or Activity. - Quota on the entrance to indoor and outdoor spaces: the access will be restricted in order to maintain the interpersonal distance of 1 mt - From August 6, 2021, participants over 12 years old, must present a EU Green Pass or their own country document to proof one of the following: full vaccination; first vaccination at least 15 days ago; Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months; Negative test made until 48 hours before the tour starts


  • Private professional local guide at disposal for 1,5 hours
  • Earphones for groups of more than 7 participants
  • Basilicas Admission Ticket (to be paid on the spot) Full price ticket: € 8,00 Reduced price ticket: € 6,00 for children 11 to 17 years Free admission for: children younger than 11 years old Family ticket: full price ticket: € 8,00 for adults and free admission for children younger than age 18

Suitable for

  • Solo travellers
  • couples
  • children
  • groups
  • students
  • business trip
  • wheelchair

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Independent / self drive


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