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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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  • Enjoyed this Piazza, but it didn't seem to offer much more than you can find at any of the many other Piazzas in the area.  more »
  • The Piazza Santa Croce features a magnificent church and a number of stores/coffee shops. I heard from a local that this is a great place to buy authentic leather goods. For a truly fascinating experi...  more »
  • This sunny square with benches around the edges is a good place to take a rest between tourist sights. It seems more like a neighborhood place with kids running around, vendors with merchandise or foo...  more »