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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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Private Tour: Florence Sightseeing Tour, Florence, null
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Private Tour: Florence Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 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 $107.55
Florence Night Segway Tour, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Florence Night Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $72.63
Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour, Florence, Night Tours
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Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 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 $29.33
5-Day Best of Italy Trip, Rome, Walking Tours
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5-Day Best of Italy Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 217 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 $577.67
Panoramic Sunset Bike Tour, Florence, Multi-day Tours
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Panoramic Sunset Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 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 $39.11
Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Florence, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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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, 2 or 3 days

From USD $25.70
Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour, Florence, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the Renaissance city of Florence with this half- or full-day sightseeing tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour and, with an expert guide, see ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 – 8 hours

From USD $59.22
Florence Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Florence Day Trip from Rome

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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 $174.31
8-Day Best of Italy Tour from Rome Including Tuscany, Venice and Milan, Rome, Day Trips
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8-Day Best of Italy Tour from Rome Including Tuscany, Venice and Milan

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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 $1,345.30
Private Tour: Electric Bike Experience of Florence, Florence, Multi-day Tours
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Private Tour: Electric Bike Experience of Florence

Hop on an electric bike and explore the city of Florence on this 2-hour biking tour. The professional guide will lead you through the streets, pointing out its ...  Read more

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

From USD $49.16

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