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. Arrange to visit Piazza Santa Croce and other attractions in Florence using our Florence travel planner.
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  • Piazza Santa Croce is one of the main squares in Florence and gets its name from the famous Basilica di Santa Croce, one of the largest Franciscan churches in Italy. Interesting and beautiful...  more »
  • Piazza Santa Croce gets its name from the basilica of the same name, one of the biggest Franciscan churches in Italy, famous not only for housing frescoes by Giotto, the sculptures of Benedetto da...  more »

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