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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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  • We visited Florence in October for sightseeing and to attend a friend's wedding. We stayed in an AirBnB just off this square so took our morning coffee in one of the many outlets surrounding the Piazz...  more »
  • This is a great piazza, especially since the junk hawkers have been cleared out to allow visitors space and hassle-free enjoyment. The is also a great place to eat, with protected dining outside or so...  more »
  • With the Santa Croce church as its anchor, lovely piazza to stroll and spend some time in the leather and jewelry shops.