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Piazza Santa Croce
Piazza Santa Croce, dominated by the Basilica of Santa Croce, is one of the most important squares in central Florence. Home to the intricately frescoed 17th-century Palazzo dell’Antella and the 15th-century Palazzo Cocchi-Serristori, this vibrant public space hosts a number of outdoor markets and fairs each year.

The Basics
Adjacent to the magnificent Basilica of Santa Croce, which houses a treasure trove of works by Giotto, Gaddi, della Robbia, and Donatello, Piazza Santa Croce is a highlight of any visit to Florence. The basilica is among the most visited in the city and there are often long lines to enter; book a guided tour with skip-the-line entrance in advance in the crowded summer months.

Most city walking tours or sightseeing tours by Segway, bike, or electric golf cart include a stop at Piazza Santa Croce and its basilica along with other famous sights like the Uffizi and Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia). 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Piazza Santa Croce is lined with restaurants and cafés, perfect for a snack or drink.
  • Flat and paved, the square is easy to navigate with wheelchairs or strollers.
  • Be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen if visiting in summer as the square has no shade.
  • The Basilica of Santa Croce requires modest clothing covering shoulders and knees to enter.

How to Get There
Piazza Santa Croce is in the historical center of Florence, just a short walk from the cathedral (Duomo), Piazza della Signoria, and Santa Maria Novella train station.

When to Get There
Florence is one of the most visited cities in Italy, and its main squares are hot and crowded in summer. Visit in spring or fall to enjoy these outdoor spaces with milder temperatures and smaller crowds. Piazza Santa Croce hosts a number of markets and fairs each year, including a Christmas market, antique markets, food fairs, and a raucous historical-football match each June.

The Basilica of Santa Croce’s Famous Tombs
The Santa Croce Basilica was long the preferred burial place for famous Italian artists and luminaries, and the church is home to dozens of tombs and funerary monuments honoring everyone from Leonardo da Vinci to Enrico Fermi. The most famous tombs are those of Michelangelo, Galileo, Ghiberti, and Machiavelli.
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Small Group Best of Florence Walking Tour

Small Group Best of Florence Walking Tour

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Welcome to the amazing City of Florence. Meet your expert local guide near Church of Santa Croce and you will start from the Bargello Palace,a Medieval Fortress with an enormous entrance Hall that you will admire from outside.Continuing your stroll discovering the reason why Florence is considered the “cradle” of the Renaissance.You will stop on one of the most famous bridge,Ponte Vecchio, then on to Piazza della Signoria, political heart of the city. Admire the magnificent Uffizzi Gallery that housed the Great Duke’s headquarters and the Palazzo Vecchio, the historic seat of the Florentine Government. Let's enter the oldest part of Florence.You will reach Piazza del Duomo where The combination of the Cathedral with its unique Brunelleschi’s Dome,the Baptistery with its stunning Porta del Paradiso and the Giotto’s bell tower is spectacular. At the Church of San Lorenzo you will say Goodbye to your guide continuing to explore the surrounding market area.
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Aventuras en Kickbike por Florencia-visita guiada.

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Aventuras en Kickbike por Florencia-visita guiada.

¿Estás buscando una forma divertida de hacer ejercicio y descubrir Florencia? ¡Prepárate para la diversión extrema y la forma física en un tour de footbike! En las ciudades, los footbike proporcionan un excelente medio de transporte a través de calles pequeñas y concurridas. Descubrirá increíbles monumentos, tesoros escondidos y encantadores vecindarios. No importa tu edad, andar en bicicleta en Florencia te hará sentir como un niño nuevamente, y ni siquiera te darás cuenta de que has completado un entrenamiento increíble.En tan solo dos horas encontrarás todos los lugares de importancia histórica y artística. Comenzará el itinerario desde nuestra oficina que se encuentra al lado del Palazzo Medici. Luego, llegará a algunos de los monumentos más asombrosos:Santa Maria Novella,San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Uffizi,la plaza del Duomo, la Piazza della Repubblica, la Piazza della Signoria y el Palazzo Pitti.
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Riding discovering the wine windows

Riding discovering the wine windows

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A ride through the city of Florence, admiring its squares, churches, palaces. We will discover the little wine windows, small openings used for the sale of wine directly on the street and located on many ancient Florentine palaces. We don't run but we pedal at the pace you prefer to be able to enjoy the landscape and the tranquility of this entirely flat route that will make you discover the historic center of Florence. Not only the most popular tourist places but also small streets and squares that are not always indicated in the guides. The final surprise of our walk will be a glass of wine served directly from an ancient wine window of a Florentine palace!
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Photo Walk in Florence: Meet and Photograph the Medici City!

Photo Walk in Florence: Meet and Photograph the Medici City!

During this photo tour, as well as taking a tour of the city with an experienced photographer, you will learn some basic tricks about how to make photos as well as try out equipment like steady cams for video shooting. Your memory of Florence will be filled with the feeling you will feel for this wonderful and unique city!
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Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Florence

Private Tour: Secret Food Tours Florence

As Florentines, we're extremely passionate about our local food, our city, and its history. As such, we love to share Florence's best foods and unique culture. When you book Secret Food Tours: Florence, you'll get to try delicious food and wine from across Tuscany, but more specifically from the Florentine tradition. Plus, we'll teach you how to find the best shops and restaurants, and provide other great tips to make your time in Florence truly memorable. Come and experience food and wine as expression of social life and relationships. As a private tour, everything works around you! Our start times are much more easy going, dates can open up. It's a much more intimate and cozy experience. No need to shout over other tourists, you will have every question answered, and leave feeling like a native yourself!
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2 hours sunset walking tour

2 hours sunset walking tour

This is a perfect introduction to the city on the day of your arrival and especially if you don't have a lot of time in Florence.
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Florence tour art, alchemy and spirituality.

Florence tour art, alchemy and spirituality.

The walking tour was designed to make you discover historical and anecdotal points in Florence that go beyond the classic tours; in fact together we will discover a part of Florence, of the medieval period, which developed thanks to the religious orders. We will discover how these Religious Orders of the 13th century they have Christianized and brought art closer to spirituality, but above all how they have been able to preserve and pass on the ancient craft of apothecaries, one of the seven Florentine Major Arts.
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Florence Food Tour with Farmers Market Visit City Sightseeing and Wine Tasting

Florence Food Tour with Farmers Market Visit City Sightseeing and Wine Tasting

Our fully qualified English-speaking guides are art/history experts as well as food/wine connoisseurs, during the tour you will learn about the history of Florence as well as unravel traditional recipes. Our tour includes a deep visit at the main market where you will taste a wide variety of food, after a leisure walk admiring the San Lorenzo church and the Florence Cathedral you will be offered a huge plate of pecorino cheese and several type of cured meat matched with wine, then let's taste the traditional vegetable and tomatoes soups. It’s now time to indulge our sweet tooth with the delicious sweet fried bread and an artisanal ice-cream. Last but not least let’s have a strong aromatic espresso coffee in the beautiful square of Santa Croce. Please be aware this tour is not suitable for celiacs. Visiting Florence is like attending a surprise party every day: learn while eating, discover while drinking; every corner bears new treasures, every cobblestone a gem.
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Florence Dome Climb & Must See Sites Guided Walking Tour

Florence Dome Climb & Must See Sites Guided Walking Tour

Stroll through the city centre to Piazza Duomo along with your knowledgeable tour guide. With skip-the-line entry, you can climb to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome for a spectacular view of Florence. The Dome itself is a symbol of the city, famous for its design and architectural engineering. Note that your Dome ticket also allows you entry to the Cathedral, the Crypt, the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Museo dell’Opera. Tickets are valid for 72 hours from first entry.
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Private Tour of Florence Must-see Sites with Exclusive Guide and Hotel Pick up

Private Tour of Florence Must-see Sites with Exclusive Guide and Hotel Pick up

This tour saves you hours researching Florence’s top sights, as you’ll have a guide to take you on a comprehensive tour of hand-picked highlights. It’ll be a hassle-free tour from the onset, with hotel pickup included. See the spectacular Palazzo Strozzi, Palazzo Davanzati, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and Piazza Duomo. Along the way, enjoy historical commentary from your guide and stories about Renaissance Florence.
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Early Access: Skip-the-line Michelangelo's David & Florence Highlights Tour

Early Access: Skip-the-line Michelangelo's David & Florence Highlights Tour

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Seeing Michelangelo’s “David” is a must-do while in Florence. This private tour takes you past the ticket lines with priority admission to the Accademia Gallery. First, an art historian guides you on a 2-hour walking tour through public squares and markets to see key landmarks like Giotto's Bell Tower and the Ponte Vecchio. After an introduction to the city, step inside one of Florence’s top museums to view its masterpiece.
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Highlights of Florence By Night with a Local Guide

Highlights of Florence By Night with a Local Guide

Enjoy Florence by night on this enchanting tour. You’ll walk around the core of Florence, including the square of the Duomo with its Bell tower and the Baptistery, the exquisite Piazza della Repubblica, and Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and more. This tour is just a small group, with 15 people maximum. No earphone is needed and you’ll have direct interaction with the guide.  This tour is a perfect option to explore Florence and meet new friends.
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Walking through the marvels of Florence
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Walking through the marvels of Florence - City Walking Tour - Small Group

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A walk among the main monuments of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. A journey which will trace the evolution of Florence from Roman times to the present day. In addition to art and history, this city also offers fine food and pleasant evenings... We will reveal various curiosities that link Florence to the rest of the world and secrets that only locals know. You will have at your disposal qualified local guides who will advise you about places to go in the evening and where to experiment typical Tuscan and Florentine dishes… Among the places you will visit are the district of S. Lorenzo, the majestic Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore, the church of S. Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and much more... A "Classical Walking Tour" that we are sure will make you fall in love with this beautiful city.
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Walking through the wonders of Florence - City Walking Tour - Private Tour

Walking through the wonders of Florence - City Walking Tour - Private Tour

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A walk among the main monuments of Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. A journey which will trace the evolution of Florence from Roman times to the present day. In addition to art and history, this city also offers fine food and pleasant evenings... We will reveal various curiosities that link Florence to the rest of the world and secrets that only locals know. You will have qualified local guides at your disposal who will advise you where to go to enjoy an aperitif and a wonderful view of the city; where to experiment typical Tuscan and Florentine dishes; and where to spend the evening. On the private tour you will visit the district of S. Lorenzo, the majestic Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore, the church of S. Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and when possible we will accept particular requests... This "Classic Walking Tour" will make you fall in love with this beautiful city.
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Half-Day Private Guided Walking Tour of Florence

Half-Day Private Guided Walking Tour of Florence

Florence is a city of timeless beauty packed with extraordinary artistic treasures at every corner. Your guide will meet you directly at your accommodation and from there you will embark on a pleasant stroll through the city’s major sights, such as Piazza della Signoria, a beautiful open air museum guarded by Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi with its incredible collection of marble statues, and Ponte Vecchio, the city’s iconic bridge lined with goldsmith shops. You will then explore the medieval district to admire the stunning Piazza del Duomo, home to artistic masterpieces like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with the stunning cupola realized by Brunelleschi, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower. The tour will take you also to shopping-mecca Via de’ Cerretani.
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Private Half-Day Gourmet Tour of Florence with Tastings

Private Half-Day Gourmet Tour of Florence with Tastings

Take a crash course in Florentine cuisine with a 4-hour journey through the best food and wines of Tuscany’s capital. Strolling around the center escorted by a gourmet local guide, you will visit colorful markets, family-run eateries, historic wineries and local producers that will introduce you to Florence’ culinary traditions and finest specialties. These include, among other things, Florentine steak, bruschette with various Tuscan spreads and schiacciata, a sweet grape bread. For those who like strong flavors, a sandwich with lampredotto is a must. It’s a typical Florentine dish made from the fourth and final stomach of a cow - surely to wash down with a generous glass of Chianti wine!
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Florence Walking Tour with Uffizi Gallery Entrance Ticket

Florence Walking Tour with Uffizi Gallery Entrance Ticket

Florence is a city of timeless beauty packed with extraordinary artistic treasures at every corner. Your guide will meet you directly at your accommodation and from there you will embark on a pleasant stroll through the city’s major sights, such as Piazza della Signoria, a beautiful open air museum guarded by Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia dei Lanzi with its incredible collection of marble statues, and Ponte Vecchio, the city’s iconic bridge lined with goldsmith shops. You will then explore the medieval district to admire the stunning Piazza del Duomo, home to artistic masterpieces like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with the stunning cupola realized by Brunelleschi, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower. The tour will take you also to the Uffizi, where your guide will show you the greatest masterpieces displayed in its galleries, such as Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Caravaggio’s Medusa.
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Florence Half-Day Private Walking Tour with Pickup

Florence Half-Day Private Walking Tour with Pickup

Florence is a city of timeless beauty packed with extraordinary artistic treasures at every corner. Your guide will meet you directly at your accommodation and from there you will embark on a pleasant stroll through the city’s major sights. During the walk you will visit the Accademia to see masterpieces like the marble sculpture of the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna and the stunning silhouette of Michelangelo’s David. You will stop also at the Uffizi Gallery, one of the oldest museums in town, to admire the stunning collection of paintings and sculptures. Here the guide will show you the most extraordinary pieces, including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci and the Doni Tondo by Michelangelo, all of which provide a thorough overview of life back in the Renaissance.
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Florence with a Photographer Walks

Florence with a Photographer Walks

Join a professional photographer who will guide you to Florence’s picture-perfect landmarks and scenic spots and help you take home some stunning memories of your holiday. During this 3-hour walking tour you will visit iconic sights like Ponte Vecchio, the city’s famous bridge lined with goldsmith shops, Piazza del Duomo with artistic masterpieces like the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with the stunning cupola realized by Brunelleschi, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Piazza della Signoria. The photographer will take you also to secret corners and share recommendations about top eateries, off-the-beaten-path locations and things to do to make your stay one to truly remember - as well as some tips on how to take great photos!
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In the journey of Dante Alighieri

In the journey of Dante Alighieri

Guided tour to discover the figure of Dante Alighieri and the places historically connected to him, on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the death of the great poet. The meeting point with the guide is in Piazza Duomo next to the entrance to the Caffè Scudieri, from here your tour will start where you will discover the magnificent Duomo complex and a monument particularly linked to the figure of the great poet; you will move towards Dante's birthplace and here you will admire the places where the writer lived his political past and as a great humanist, but above all where he met Beatrice Portinari, his great love; also thanks to the guide you will discover the old medieval center of Florence, with its tower houses. The tour will end in Piazza Santa Croce, the city's Pantheon, discovering the secrets that hide behind this square, a stage for historical events still in use today and above all the curiosities that the statue of Dante Alighieri holds at the entrance to Santa Croce.
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Panoramic Sunset Bike Tour of Florence

Panoramic Sunset Bike Tour of Florence

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Watch the sunset over the beautiful city of Florence on this 2.5-hour bike tour. Led by a local guide, pedal past the architectural gems of the Renaissance as daylight dims and the city lights up. See the iconic Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo and more. After your evening excursion concludes, you will return to your original departure point.
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Birthday food tour in Florence

Birthday food tour in Florence

Enjoy your special day with the best food and wine of Florence. Your guide will take you through a private food tour to celebrate your birthday. Taste the autentic flavors of Florence in Sant'Ambrogio neighborhood with a progressive meal that includes three wines and food like crostini, schiacciata, cold cuts, cheeses, pasta and a special birthday cake. The Birthday Food Tour is a private tour. It means that it will be only you and your friends.
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Florence Small group Highlights Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Florence Small group Highlights Walking Tour with a Local Guide

With This 2 hour walking city tour you will wander the stunning streets of Florence guided by an expert local guide. After meeting your guide , accompanied by a small group of people up to 15, you will see Santa Croce Church, the Bargello Palace, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, the Cathedral, Giotto's Bell Tower, Uffizi Gallery's courtyard, the church of San Lorenzo (all from the outside) . Learn about the city thanks to the precious suggestions of your guide on how to spend your time in Florence.
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Bicycle Guided Tour in Florence

Bicycle Guided Tour in Florence

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Come discover Florence by bike! The Bike Tour of Florence is available every day, starts at 10 AM, 3 PM and 9pm and it takes two hours. The meeting point is Via Cavour 21/Red. In 2 hours you will visit all the major tourist attractions, under the experienced guidance of our entertaining and fun, professional history guide. You will ride through the narrow streets of the main center, the Oltrarno, and you will reach some of the most amazing and secluded monuments of Florence.
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