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“2 Great restaurants in Piazza Santa Croce”
Review of Piazza Santa Croce

Piazza Santa Croce
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

See the Basilica ..not to miss while in Florence. Burial place of Michaelangelo and Madechii

Favorite restaurant was Boccadama. Also another Francescas (think i have the spelling wrong--if you are facing the Basilica walk down the alley/street on the left side of the church ...it will be on your left ) for an amazing T-bone steak experience
Order it the way they recommend...so not order any appetizers or sides

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Reviewed June 7, 2014

One of the biggest square in the old town.It takes its name from the beautiful Basilica of Santa Croce that overlooks the square.Nice old buildings on its sides.
At walking distance are another two wonderful squares,Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo.

Thank zuv
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Not as busy as others but so much more elegant and stuffed with things to do nearby.

A lot of shops selling all sorts of wonderful items and food nearby, it's easy to get lost. The square itself is fully character and it can be busy as you make it to be.

I would prefer to sit by one of the cafés and watch the world go by, timeless...

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

A nice square with opportunity to have a sit on one of the benches and watch passers-by.
Note the numerous people trying to sell you one and the same prints of paintings. Maybe a bargain, but not a real art, so you can try and skip them. Sometimes too intrusive, always on their watch for organized groups. At one point I felt we were encircled by them. OK, it's their way of earning their living - much better than stealing, but I often find their manner irritating.
You can see some real artists there though - most of them were in a process of painting new pieces, or you can choose from the many exhibited paintings.
Oh, for the lovers of postcards - there's a postal box in the square - just look around and search for the red Poste Italiane box. The souvenir shop nearby offers stamps for postage.

Something I didn't like but whatever, that was the luck of the choice of time to go there - most of the central part of the square was filled with some equipment, as if there was going to a concert or something, or perhaps construction/restoration works going on? We never understood.

1  Thank Tsvetana
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Beautiful square with plenty of roses and spectacular views of the Santa Croce and the surroundings. It's worth going there to relax and to take photos.

Thank Don_Momchilio
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