Masterpieces in Florentine Churches – A Private Florence Tour
See Florence’s magnificent churches where some of the greatest renaissance masterpieces are in this tour of Florence’s churches. Visit 3 of Florence’s most stunning churches and discover their treasures with a top guide. You’ll explore Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella and the Duomo and Baptistery.
Discover Santa Croce Basilica in Florence
- Santa Croce Basilica is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians including, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo
- For this reason, Santa Croce is known as the Temple of the Italian Glories
- Santa Croce is the principal Franciscan church in Florence and a minor basilica
- The church is full of masterpieces including frescoes, painting and sculptures as well as funerary monuments by a wide array of artists including Vasari, Gaddi, Donatello and Henry Moore.
Explore Santa Maria Novella Church – on a Florence Churches Tour
- Basilica of Santa Maria Novella was founded by the monks of Dominican Order in the first half of the thirteenth century.
- As well as a convent, it was once one of the most important points of religious and artistic interest in Italy.
- Inside the complex, numerous beautiful works of important artists such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Ghirlandaio, Botticelli and Vasari, can be found.
Learn about Florence’s Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
- This cathedral and its complex including the baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile (the bell tower) form a UNESCO world heritage site in the middle of the small city center of Florence.
- Famous for its incredible ‘cupola‘ which was built more than 100 years after the beginning of the construction of the building, the cathedral is one of Italy’s largest churches and its dome remains the largest brick dome in the world.
- The duomo was built over the course of 142 years. Many masters were involved in the design, construction and engineering behind the masterpiece of a building.
On this tour go further than our Original Florence Walk and enter inside these 3 churches (lines permitting) going in-depth into their incredible histories and discovering the plethora of Italian masters and their masterpieces inside.