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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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Private Tour Around Local Handcrafts

Private Tour Around Local Handcrafts

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Beyond fine art, Florence is known for its rich artisan heritage. Discover how local artisans are keeping this tradition alive on a private handcraft tour that gives new meaning to the phrase ‘Made in Italy.’ Depending on your interests, visit workshops specializing in leather, jewelry, paper, furniture, watches, and other Florentine goods that have been made by hand for centuries using time-honored methods.
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Taste of Florence Sensory Delights, Roses and Delicious Food Tasting

Taste of Florence Sensory Delights, Roses and Delicious Food Tasting

Welcome to heaven if you love scents, food, wine and ....flowers ! Florence hosts an extraordinary large number of indipendent perfumeries: you will find special artisan perfume creators, perfume shops housed in old "palazzos" and, at the same time, enjoy smells of delicious truffle shops and wine bars. Florence offers many parks and gardens too: spring bloomings will be a joy for your eyes and... nose ! Guided by a local expert tour guide you will understand the meaning of the italian way of saying: "Dolce far niente" litterally "The sweetness of doing nothing" an essential part of Italy's personality: the idea that moments of simple slow pleasure are the basis of a good life. Dolce far niente is about guiltless joy !
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Who will guard Michelangelo s legacy

Who will guard Michelangelo s legacy

PASSIONS History and performance of famous artists, Michelangelo in particular. Art and history of the Florentine Renaissance, Insight in Michelangelo’s life to find out the emotions that gave origin to the works. WE WARMLY WELCOME Adults, families, students, art and history lovers, people who are motivated to deepen and tune in to the soul of the great artist. minimum booking available: from 2 people
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Shore Excursion from Livorno: Pisa and Florence Private Tour

Shore Excursion from Livorno: Pisa and Florence Private Tour

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Large-group shore excursions can sometimes feel rushed and impersonal but this private tour from Livorno to Pisa and Florence offers a more intimate experience and the flexibility to customize the trip to your own interests. You'll journey through the countryside to these charming Tuscan towns and see such iconic attractions as the Leaning Tower and Duomo.
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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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Florence Dome Climb & Private Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

Florence Dome Climb & Private Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Florence has one of the highest concentrations of important works of art and architecture in the world, and can be overwhelming on a first visit. This private tour is an easy way to get an overview of the city’s highlights on foot with the insight of an art historian guide and the convenience of hotel pick up and skip-the-line tickets to Brunelleschi’s iconic dome.
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  • 3 hours
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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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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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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

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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

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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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Florence Segway Tour

Florence Segway Tour

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Explore the heart of the Renaissance by Segway on this our of Florence. Led by a local guide, pass top attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo and Piazza Santa Croce. Cover more ground than a walking tour as you hear the history behind this famous city from your guide. Headphones are provided so that you can hear the commentary more clearly as you glide through the streets.
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Private tour of Florence with a visit to the Cathedral - LAST MINUTE

Private tour of Florence with a visit to the Cathedral - LAST MINUTE

Get a comprehensive overview of Florence during this 2-hour private tour. Whether it’s last minute or you just want to see the city’s highlights, this tour covers all the main attractions. Visit the Santo Spirito district, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce Church, the famous Florence Cathedral, and much more throughout the tour. Listen to informative commentary from your guide and learn about the rich history of this Italian Renaissance city.
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Christmas in Florence Tour for Kids and Families with Local Guide

Christmas in Florence Tour for Kids and Families with Local Guide

Explore the magical streets of Florence, as they are lit up for Christmas, and don't worry about your kids getting bored. This walking tour is specially tailored toward traveling families and takes you to see important landmarks as well as Christmas markets.
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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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Tour en bicicleta por Florencia con Piazzale Michelangelo.

Tour en bicicleta por Florencia con Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Nuestros tours en bicicleta los llevarán por caminos poco frecuentados, demasiado alejados para llegar a pie y bastante angostos para un autobús. En dos horas visitarán junto a nuestros guias oficiales, los principales puntos de interés de la ciudad,incluyendo: Santa Maria Novella, el barrio de los artesanos, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, la Galleria degli Uffizi (el museo más importante de la ciudad), Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, la catedral (el Duomo) y Piazza della Repubblica. Durante esta agradable excursión, descubrirán todas las curiosidades sobre Florencia y hasta los mejores lugares para saborear la clásica bisteca fiorentina, el helado y las trufas. Este tour es una simple pero perfecta introducción a Florencia. Estamos seguros que estarán de acuerdo con nosotros que la mejor forma de conocer la “cuna del Renacimiento” es con la bicicleta. Pedalea desde el centro hasta el Piazzale Michelangelo donde podrás admirar una panorámica que te quitará el aliento.
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Aventuras en Kickbike por Florencia-visita guiada.

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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Bicycle Guided Tour in Florence

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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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Kickbike Adventure through Florence with locals

Kickbike Adventure through Florence with locals

Get ready for extreme fun and fitness on a footbike tour! The footbike/ Kickbike is a type of scooter that features a larger front wheel than back wheel and a platform upon which the rider can stand and kick off from the ground. When utilized in cities, footbikes provide an excellent means of transportation throughout small, crowded streets. As you adventure around the beautiful city of Florence, you will discover amazing monuments, hidden treasures, and charming neighborhoods. You will pass by the banks of the Arno River and have the opportunity to see famous Italian architecture. No matter your age, riding a footbike in Florence will make you feel like a kid again, and you will not even realize that you have completed an incredible workout. • Visit the important sites of Florence in 2 hours • Footbike/kickbike • Helmet • Expert tour guide
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