Your Holy Cross Church and Uffizi Museums Private Tour will begin in the Uffizi Gallery. It was first opened in 1591 and today is one of the largest and most important art collections in Italy and the world, with countless treasures hosted inside.
In order to admire the Uffizi Gallery’s treasures and learn about the art and history of Florence we will assign you a local, English-speaking private guide, who will accompany you skipping the line through all the most important Renaissance works housed inside the museums. With this Uffizi Museums Private Tour, it will be like travelling through time, as you were taking a chronological route through the paintings, starting with Cimabue and Giotto at the cusp between Medieval and Early Renaissance and continuing through to Botticelli, Raphael Michelangelo, Titian and Caravaggio. You will learn not only about the works of art but also politics, conspiracies, and fascinating anecdotes of both the artists and their patrons, giving you a great overview of Renaissance Florence and Italy.
After the Uffizi, you will continue with your guide to the Holy Cross Church, known in Italian as the Basilica of Santa Croce.
The Holy Cross Church is the largest Franciscan church in the world, with a grand total of 16 chapels! Legends even suggest that it was founded by St Francis himself! Inside you will admire many more beautiful Renaissance art works, including frescoes by Giotto. The Holy Cross Church is particularly famous for being the burial place of many great Renaissance thinkers, such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli.
You can decide to go with your private guide to the monastery behind Holy Cross Church. Here you will have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of visiting Florence’s largest Leather School. Leather making is one of oldest traditions in Florence and has shaped the city’s history and development throughout the centuries.
Aren’t you curious to discover three of Florence’s best highlights? Let your guide lead you through this magical journey through history and art. Just contact us and book our Holy Cross Church and Uffizi Museums Private Tour!