Santa Croce

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Santa Croce

This neighbourhood is located in the south-east of the Florentine historic center. Here, you can admire the church of Santa Croce, with the tombs of Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo Galilei. Piazza Santa Croce is also home to one of the most important events in Florence: historic soccer. Every year in the month of June, the players, represented by the colors red, white, green and blue, compete in a “soccer match to the death”. Around the Piazza, fascinating buildings provide the backdrop for an unforgettable spectacle. A stone’s throw from the Piazza are the house of Dante Alighieri and the church of Santa Margherita dè Cerchi, where the poet met his Beatrice for the first time. Other monuments and places of interest in the neighbourhood include: Palazzo Cocchi-Serristori, a building of great charm with an elegant facade, the Horne Museum, a small museum housed in Palazzo Corsi, and the Museo dell’Opera di Santa Croce, which is located next to the Basilica, where you can admire the large Crucifix by Cimabue.

photocredits : Matteo Vistocco

Our favorites places in San Frediano:
Osteria dei Benci , Moyo

For a walking tour of Santa Croce with a local as a guide, please contact us.