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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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  • Formerly this square every night was full of kids ... now is increasingly desolate at night ... was a great place of aggregation, now have to put in one of the many locations around ... often tourists and uneconomic.
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  • There were many jobs with very good prices from different countries, with live music. There is also a very nice bar in which eating or drinking if you decide not to anything that offer jobs. The facade of the Basilica Santa Croce puts the finishing touch.
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  • Beautiful square over which rises the homonym basilica. Has with bars, cafes and stops of taxi, as any of the other squares Florentine.
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