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Piazza Santa Croce

Florence, Italy
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Ranked #52 of 211 Attractions in Florence
Type: Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Mesa, AZ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Within it's walls it holds the artwork of many famous artists, stained glass windows, numerous sculptures, the history of art in the 12th century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The plaza is bustling with shoppers and markets.there is everything to buy from bulbs to plant from Holland to cheese and everything you could want.a great people watching place to go

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miami
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

On my previous trip to Santa Croce piazza, it was bustling with people and had a street fair going. It was a lot of fun to speak with the locales and have some special nutella treats. Jewelry and purses were in every corner of the spot. The surrounding area is also a great look around for people to partake in... More

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Cardiff UK
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Good for people watching from the various cafes with tables outside, found it to be less crowded than other areas. Plenty of bars, but as the rest of the city not cheap.

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Worthington, Ohio
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Above the arch of a small corner shop near the piazza is a narrow rectangular plaque that commerates and shows the height of the devasting November 4, 1966 Florence flood that almost turned Florence into a 20th century Renaissance Pompeii. As you sit or take a break to eat on this piazza it is worth trying to contemplate the surrounding... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

here is a good time and place to do some people watching and stop for some thing to eat. and dot forget to take some pictures people

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Found it hard to get out of the hot sun here.It seemed quiet compared to the other piazzas but that could be a plus!Didn't seem to be as many bars/restaurants here, mainly handbags & leather goods.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a great little Piazza with really good cafes and architecture. More important, for Florence, a reliable Taxi rank. Close to all other larger, busier Piazzas and attractions.

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Northamptonshire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

some decent shops for leather where we were not hassled at all - a few small bars etc., blistering hot day and some entrepeneur should invest in a few sun umberellas and chairs in the actual square. Instead we had to sit on the steps of the church, including 90 year old parent The most redeeming feature for us this... More

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Washington, DC
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My hotel was nearby so I ventured here every evening of my four day stay. I thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the benches sketching the scene. There are a number of restaurants with outside seating. Musicians were playing music each night I was there. The light on the beautiful church facade is stunning as the sun goes down. The crowds also... More

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