The focus should be the Basilica but the Square is a great place to relax a little, take pictures of the Basilica, perhaps buys something from a local artist, get coffee or lunch.
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On a day excursion in December from our cruise ship Viking Star docked in Livorno we took the 90-minute bus ride to Florence. As our tour guide pointed out, this was “a day in Florence” NOT “Florence in a day”! Many of the historic sites...More
It looked wonderful. The square was filled with tons of venders. Unfortunately it was raining quite heavily when we got to the square. We ducked into a leather goods shop to get out of the rain. Met a wonderful couple that ran the shop and...More
We sat in this Piazza while looking at Santa Croce Church. The square had a little Flea Market going on with food, souvenirs, etc. A nice place to relax, eat and people watch while in Florence.
A quaint stop off point. Pizza, ice Cream and every kind of drink you may be looking for. If you happen to walk by, I am sure you will pause.
With the beautiful Basilica as the backdrop this large Piazza is good but with a bit of shade & seating (not just the restaurants) it would be perfect ! We sat on the Church steps with many others , had a cold drink and watched...More
Wonderful place to relax or stroll depending on your mood. Shops surround the piazza where you can buy cheap souvenirs or expensive gold jewelry.
Always a pleasure to visit Santa Croce. The piazza is beautiful in the late afternoon, or after dark, when the acoustics are those that are particular to more intimate Italian piazzas. There were some ruffian youths one afternoon we came and they kept coming up...More
Plain boring piazza with some stalls here are there and the only reason you should visit this place is to go for the Santa Croce church which is a real beauty