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| Piazza Santa Croce, 50122, Florence, Italy
Santa Croce
+39 055 210804
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All reviews nice square christmas market gold market leather school beautiful basilica leather goods burial place lots of shops worth a visit gelato pizza church calcio jousting benches vendors facade
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 2 days ago

Piazza Santa Croce is a beautiful, large piazza surrounded by restaurants and shops. It is an area known for their leather and jewelry shops. The focal point is the Santa Croce Basilica. Behind the basilica is the wonderful leather school, where you can actually see...More

Thank Katherine8183
Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved the evening on this beautiful and rather quiet piazza and the Dondino wine bar is super friendly

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I absolutely loved this piazza! A hub of activity without being completely overcrowded. A perfect spot to rest your feet, enjoy a gelato and watch the world go by

Thank S D
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was not crowded at all. There are several gold shops, leather shops and restaurants to choose from. There was a beautiful Basilica. It's a place to relax and enjoy a nice meal at a close by restaurant.

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The monumental square is named after the equally magnificent Basilica that is its central building. Opposite the church, there is Palazzo Cocchi-Serristori, designed by Giuliano da Sangallo and on the south side you can see the long Palazzo dell’Antella. In front of the church is...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place in Florence. Large place with many shops, If you are searching for leather products you can get it there! Also, Gold with special designs. Lot of restaurants & shops available!

Thank JenanJamal
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Several years we had stayed in the Santa Croce area and it was an excellent choice: not noisy at night and the Piazza was so gorgeous in the morning before the tourist crowds’ invasion. This time, in May, we revisited one of our favorite piazzas...More

Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I have lived in Florence for 4 months and this is my absolute favorite spot. The sunset can't be beat and it isn't crowded in the night.

Thank Jenna W
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A popular meeting place for tour groups this area is dominated by the Basilica at one end and flanked by shops and restaurants on either side. The Gold market and leather shops adorn the area as these are the main traditional markets of Florence, and...More

Thank Ray P
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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.