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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

16 hotels in Santa Croce

1 Plaza Lucchesi Hotel Florence

4 stars
4.2 / 5

Lungarno della Zecca Vecchia, 38 Map

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

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

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

4 The J and J Historic House Hotel Florence

4 stars
4.5 / 5

Via di Mezzo, 20 Map

The beautiful and exclusive J & J Historic House Hotel in Florence offers guests excellent service and a quiet, but central location. Just a few minutes on foot through the historic streets are the... More

5 River Hotel Florence

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Lungarno Della Zecca Vecchia 18 Map

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

6 Ville sull'Arno Hotel Florence

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Lungarno C. Colombo 1/5 Map

Ville Sull'Arno Hotel offers a welcoming atmosphere with the combination of old world Florentine charm accompanied with modern facilities for an unforgettable stay in Italy. GeneralVille Sull'Arno... More

7 Regency Hotel Florence

5 stars
1.0 / 5

Piazza Massimo D'azeglio, 3 Map

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

8 Florence View Apartments

Not yet reviewed

Via Tripoli, 29 Map

Florence View Suites & Apartments proposes the exclusive hospitality of an historic residence in a stylish palace splendidly located in the historical centre of Florence - the Renaissance... More

9 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

10 Four Seasons Hotel Florence

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

Borgo Pinti, 99 Map

Four Seasons Hotel Florence welcomes discerning guests to luxurious rooms and contemporary facilities surrounded by historic landmarks. Holidaymakers in Florence can appreciate the colourful flora... More