Santa Croce area is another treasure of the open sky museum which is Florence.  The Piazza, The Church where are buried some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, Gentile and Rossini, is also known as the Temple of the Italian Glories (Tempio dell’Itale Glorie). Santa Croce View

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Famous not only for the Church and the Piazza, in Santa Croce you can do shopping for leather with precious stores like Peruzzi, have a visit to the Public National Library step away from the Church. Santa Croce area Biblioteca Nazionale The area of Santa Croce is also very famous for the nightlife, between via dei Benci, Via Verdi, the Piazza Santa Croce you’ll find many, clubs, cafè, restaurants and on weekends a real crowd of youths enjoying the Florence city center.  It’s not to be missed spot for your wild nights out in Florence!

What to see

Santa Croce Facade

The Church of Santa Croce

The Church of Santa Croce, the famous church where many illustrious Italians are buried is one of the most popular destination for those visiting Florence. Santa Croce is a prestigious symbol of Florence, the meeting place of the greatest…

Cappella dei Pazzi Santa Croce

The Cloister and The Pazzi Chapel

The treasures inside the Church of Santa Croce are good enough for a week of visiting if you drill a bit down.  If you intend to spend little more time in Florence you might want to split the…

Public National Library in Santa Croce

The National Central Library of Florence (BNCF) is located in a monumental building along the Arno river in Florence in the district of Santa Croce. It is one of the most important libraries in Europe and the largest…

What to eat & drink

Trattoria in Santa Croce Baldovino

Trattoria Baldovino in Santa Croce

The Trattoria da Baldovino in Santa Croce is a popular place for both your lunch or evening meal the trattoria and pizzeria BALDOVINO was founded in 1996 by David Gardner, sympathetic Scottish love with Florence and Tuscany, as…

Osteria del Caffé Italiano in Santa Croce

A restaurant in the heart of Florence, a few steps from Piazza Santa Croce and Piazza Signoria. In an ancient palace of the ‘300, Osteria with open kitchen offers the best of Tuscan cuisine and rediscovered some Italian…

The Diner in Florence

The Diner in Florence

An American way to start your day! Fried eggs, bacon and sausages, pancakes, milkshakes, cheese burgers and all the ingredients for a complete breakfast 🙂 Its all about The Diners. From via ghibellina just take the first right and…

What to do and Where to go out

Nightclubs and the Florentine movida: Santa Croce

After having spent all day visiting museums and monuments is nice to go out at night … Florence is a great city that offers various café, night clubs, pubs and disco bars. Many of these places like to…

Casa Buonarroti the House of Michelangelo

A Visit to the House of Michelangelo: Casa Buonarroti

Casa Buonarroti is the house-museum of Michelangelo in Florence, housed in the building of the Buonarroti family in via Ghibellina corner of Via Buonarroti. Michelangelo was not born here, but in Caprese near Arezzo, and moved to Florence…

Leather Shopping at Peruzzi

Leather Shopping from Peruzzi

Finding leather in Florence is not a difficult task but finding the good quality and a good service along with it much a different story! If you are looking for a place that joins quality and assistance and…