Piazza Santa Croce
Type: Architecture, Art & Culture, Food & Wine, Free Attractions, Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities, Religious Sites, Sightseeing
Santa Croce is one of the most famous churches in Florence, and for good reason. You'll find notable citizens buried here like Michelangelo and Galileo. It also features some frescoes by Giotto. The... Read More
Santa Croce is one of the most famous churches in Florence, and for good reason. You'll find notable citizens buried here like Michelangelo and Galileo. It also features some frescoes by Giotto. The architect was the Jewish Niccolo Mattas, and that's why the star of David is featured so prominently on the facade. The piazza always has something going on--so when you are looking for a place to stop and rest in between sights. You'll often see markets, puppet shows, and street performers here while you relax and have a glass of wine or a coffee before you head to your next location.
Piazza Santa Croce
- Summer: Mon-Sat; 9:30am-5:45pm,; Sun; 3pm-5:45pm
- Winter: Mon-Sat; 8am-12:30pm,; 3pm-6:30pm
- Sun: 3pm-6pm
- Sightseeing: "Check out the church on a rainy day--it's haunting and eerie in a good way."
- Outdoor Activities: "Check out some nearby spots for delicious house wine."
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Visit the piazza at night--it's a busy spot!"
- Historic Sites: "Think about stopping here when you want a glass of wine in the afternoon."
- Best for Sightseeing Because: If you are looking for events and festivals, Santa Croce always has something going on.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Santa Croce offers a great spot to sit and people watch in the summer.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The gorgeous Santa Croce church is a favorite among history lovers in Florence.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: One of Florence's most famous churches, Santa Croce has a vibrant history and plenty to see.