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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The square has been the site of the violent but much followed Calcio Fiorentino ( a type of soccer/boxe/rugby) since the 15th century, and still now every year it is held here when the piazza is completely covered with sand for the occasion.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Two visits several years apart - first visit purchase leather coat, lighter weight than I could find in the US, beautiful color - coat is now more than ten years old and still in beautiful condition. Second visit Apr 17, 2017 - purchased leather messenger...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful at Christmas time, good place to come for a quick bite when looking around as lots of little food stalls at the market. recommend the gingerbread stall and the pancakes stall. Did expect more but was good to find markets as Italy doesn't seem...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fiona A
Reviewed 8 December 2018

A place to visit especially with the Christmas Market. Plenty of shops surrounds piazza. Old Florence leather factory has plenty of leather product selection where I bought multiple leather goods with regrets. I saw beautiful jackets and bags elsewhere. Too bad I cannot return items...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MyChicagoRocks
Reviewed 7 December 2018

This is a lovely square right in front of the Basilica of Santa Croce. You can find the statue of Dante Alighieri here and also some nice palaces like Palazzo Cocchi-Serristori, the beautiful Palazzo dell'Antella. It also houses a Christmas market and the Florence Marathon...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 27 November 2018

It is the piazza facing the Basilica of Santa Croce. There are lots of shops and cafes surrounding the piazza. Also lots of public benches. Good place to do people-watching.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

This spacious square is unique because there are benches along the sides for folks to sit on. It was nice to just sit and soak up the atmosphere, to gather one's thoughts and belongings. The church in front of the square offers a wonderfully sight.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Piazza Santa Croce is where you can find Santa Croce Cathedral. It is also one of the largest squares in Firenze comparing to Piazza del Duomo for instance. There are many cafes and restaurants around that you can have drinks/food. Conidering the size it is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The Piazza Di Santa Croce is the public square outside the Santa Croce Cathedral. It is a rather pleasant place with much lesser crowds than the other popular piazzas. There are quite a few stone benches to sit and relax after a hard day of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank swetamani
Reviewed 19 October 2018

The plaza is pleasant enough but, when we learned that it was full of Giotto art and that Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo, and Ghibarti were laid to rest here well, that was the icing on the cake. Must come back and spend some time. Time, that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the
Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night.
Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and
artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the
Central National Library. As a hub for young people,
the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a
continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated
by songs and dances.
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Martin A
7 April 2017|
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Response from Rumpenstilskin | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There's a Taxi stand just in front of the square. But it's only a five to seven minute walk.