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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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  • MI has always seemed like one of the most beautiful squares of Florence but in this Christmas season has a "plus" with its international market. There are a thousand delights to taste and lots of craft items that come from all over Europe to take home without spending a fortune. Very nice seller of ceramics of Bassano and very inviting the stand of English cheeses that also has many kinds of delicious jams.
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  • We visited during this period then the square was packed with people for the Christmas market with distinctive banquet coming from all over Europe. Cmq bella Piazza even outside the context of Christmas!
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  • Beautiful piazza which, in December, houses one of the typical "Christmas market" with much charm. From the steps of the Basilica, we could see the performance of street performers while eating a snack and mulled wine from the market. Very nice
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