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Piazza Santa Croce

The pretty Piazza Santa Croce is a public square in central Florence located just to the east of the Piazza della Signoria. The square gets its name from the main building facing the piazza, the Santa Croce Basilica.

The Basilica of Santa Croce is a 15th century Franciscan church in which you’ll find the tombs of many famous Florentines. Those buried at Santa Croce include Michelangelo, Maciavelli, Rossini, Ghiberti, and Galileo. The church’s interior also features some noteworthy Giotto frescoes.

Two other buildings of note facing the piazza are the Palazzo dell’Antella and the Palazzo Cocchi-Serristori. The former is a one-time residential palace with a 17th century facade covered in detailed murals, while the latter was a smaller private home built in the 15th century from a 14th century structure. In the Piazza Santa Croce itself there is a statue dedicated to Dante.

Not far from the Piazza Santa Croce is one of Florence’s most famous gelaterias - Vivoli. It’s an ideal pit-stop after touring the Basilica.

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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 67 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in Livorno and you have only a single day to see the surrounding Italian towns of Pisa and Florence, you’ll need a privately guided ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.19

Florence Sunset Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 37 Reviews

Watch day turn to night in the Renaissance city of Florence on this magical sunset cycling tour. For first-time visitors, this tour gives you a fantastic ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.12

Private Tour: Florence Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

A private tour is ideal for discovering Florence in the comfort of a private vehicle. Choose from a Morning or Afternoon Tour - or combine both as a full-day ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 - 8 hours

From USD $118.59

Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Accompanied by your own private guide, you'll relish personalized attention on your day tour of Florence.

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.94

Florence Night Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Discover the magic of Florence by night on a 2.5-hour evening Segway tour! On your self-balancing, electric Segway, follow an expert guide around Florence’s ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.65

Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 814 Reviews

The ideal way to discover Florence is your own way! Choose either the morning or afternoon tour or book them both, with lunch included, for a comprehensive ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 - 8 hours

From USD $63.25

5-Day Best of Italy Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 156 Reviews

See the best of Italy in five days on this must-do tour from Rome, and fall in love with Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua, Venice and Montepulciano – ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

From USD $654.88

Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 973 Reviews

There is no better way to see Florence than on this hop-on and hop-off double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 1 day or 48 hours

From USD $26.35

Florence Day Trip from Rome

4 star rating: Recommended 472 Reviews

Visit Florence on day trip from Rome and see its top attractions with an expert guide at your side! Start with a guided tour of the incredible Accademia ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $177.88
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8-Day Best of Italy Tour from Rome Including Tuscany, Venice and Milan

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Explore enchanting Italy on this 8-day tour from Rome to Milan! With an expert guide at your side, visit Rome, Umbria, Tuscany, Veneto, the Italian Lakes and ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $1,506.09

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