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Santa Croce

Santa Croce is one of Florence’s most important churches and the largest Franciscan church in the world. It dates back to the 13th century, and legend has it that Saint Francis himself founded the church. The landmark is situated on the bustling Piazza Santa Croce, right next to Il Duomo. It was a custom for notable Florentines to be honoured at Santa Croce when they died, and the tombs of some of the most famous Italian historical figures are located here, such as Machiavelli, Michelangelo and Galileo.

  • View the impressive altar of the Santa Croce, which features beautiful iconography in the style favoured by the artistic masters of Florence, many of whom helped to create the altar.
  • See the monument in the cloister area dedicated to Florence Nightingale, who grew up in Florence and is one of the city’s most famous residents.
  • Stop by the Scuola del Cuoio, the leather school, located in the dormitory of the Santa Croce where artisans create beautiful leather goods available for purchase in the adjacent shop.

Santa Croce is easy to reach on foot, and in fact many travellers staying near the Florence city centre walking to all the key tourist attractions If you do have a rental car, there are several places to park just outside the city centre, and it is recommended that you leave your car there and walk in. There are also several city-run electric buses available for both tourists and locals. These busses are an easy and convenient way to travel about city, with minimal environmental impact.

Hotels in Santa Croce

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From US$189

1 Plaza Lucchesi Hotel Florence

4 stars
4.2 / 5

Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 38 Map

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Offering quality hospitality in the ancient city of Florence, the Plaza Lucchesi Hotel is the perfect travel destination for both the business and leisure travellers. GeneralThe Plaza Lucchesi... More

From US$93

2 Arizona Hotel Florence

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Via Luigi Carlo Farini, 2 Map

This property provides you all the modern facilities and conveniences that are needed for a wonderful and enjoyable vacation. GeneralThe bar is open 24 hours with personal ready to prepare your... More

Family Friendly
We are family of 4. We stayed there 25-29 August. The hotel was exactly as per pictures. The room was clean and comfortable. The buffet breakfast was great. The staff were very friendly and...
11 Oct 2014
From US$106

3 Grand Hotel Mediterraneo Florence

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

Lungarno del Tempio, 42-44 Map

Situated on the banks of the River Arno, the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo has wonderful views. Its proximity to Santa Croce, Galleria degli Uffizzi, and the Ponte Vecchio make it ideal for guests to... More

From US$85

4 Residence San Niccolo' Florence

4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Piazza Piave, 1A - 2 Map

Combining the old architectural style with modern facilities, the Residence San Niccolo' Aparthotel offers comfortable accommodation to make your stay a memorable one. GeneralGuests can make use... More

From US$159

5 Forte 16 Apartments Florence

Not yet reviewed

Viale Gramsci 16 Map

For the businessman traveller, for the tourist, for who loves to dive into cultural and beautiful Florentine treasuries; for short term visits and for long permanences, FORTE16 offers the best... More

From US$55

6 Grifone Hotel Florence

4 stars
5.0 / 5

Via Gaetano Pilati, 20 Map

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The high receptivity and the good location make the Grifone Hotel an ideal meeting point for comfortable and enjoyable holidays with your family or friends, for business stays, congresses and... More

From US$59

7 Columbus Hotel Florence

4 stars
2.0 / 5

Lungarno Cristoforo. Colombo 22A Map


Ideally located in Florence, this hotel representing good value for money is perfect for those on business or pleasure trip. GeneralThe lobby is an ideal place to relax and to meet friends. During... More

From US$216

8 Regency Hotel Florence

5 stars
1.0 / 5

Piazza Massimo D'azeglio, 3 Map

Complimentary WI-FI

Regency Hotel Florence offers luxurious accommodations, top-notch facilities and central location for discerning travellers in a corporate trip or holiday in Florence. Patrons should not miss... More

From US$130

9 River Hotel Florence

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Lungarno Della Zecca Vecchia 18 Map

Room Only Special Offer

Providing modern conveniences and friendly service, this property is a perfect venue for an unforgettable vacation in Florence. GeneralYou can take a stroll in the beautiful garden, spend some... More

Good place to stay.
Happy with this place overall...couldn't really fault much...although the wifi logs you out every 5 or less minutes. Good breakfast.
8 Jul 2014
From US$96

10 Home Hotel Florence

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Piazza Piave, 3 Map

Free admission to the gym

Encapsulating a superior synthesis of the culture and history of the entire city with the modern world, the Home Hotel Florence is an inimitable charm that transforms each stay into an unrepeatable... More

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