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Piazza Santa Croce, Florence

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Have a latte in the shadow of some of Florence's most iconic buildings in Piazza Santa Croce, one of the main squares in the city's historical center. To one side you'll see the towering Basilica of Santa Croce, the world's largest Franciscan church and the burial place of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Niccolò Machiavelli, Enrico Fermi, Galileo Galilei, and many other storied Italians. Opposite, you'll find the Palazzo Cocchi-Serristor, which was rebuilt in the 15th century by Giuliano da Sangallo, Lorenzo de' Medici's personal architect. You'll also find the Palazzo del' Antella with its ornate 17th-century facade, and myriad other architectural and sculptural landmarks. Our Florence family vacation planner makes visiting Piazza Santa Croce and other Florence attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Visited Piazza Santa Croce back in December 2016. This is where you can find the beautiful Basilica di Santa Croce. There's also a Christmas market, selling everything from good food to wooden furnitu...  more »
  • Easy to find, not very big if we want but really feature here is the Church that you should definitely visit. Around the square there are bars, restaurants and souvenir shops, always full of life and tourists at any time of the day ... not to be missed.
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  • Beautiful square dominated above all by the basilica of santa croce, which I highly recommend you visit if you go to Florence.
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