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5 great things to do in Piazza Santa Croce

Walk in the historic center of Florence? We are proud to make you your ”Cicero”! We want to help you to discover the beautiful things to see or do in the most famous places of the city. Let’s start from Piazza Santa Croce … are you ready?

1. The nightlife in Florence is said that lives right here: in Santa Croce. And it is more than true! Young people love to gather on the steps of the basilica and attend mini concerts of improvised street artists, while families like to make appetizers and attend the local restaurants in the surrounding area. A great restaurant that we recommend in this area is called Boccanegra, both for the pizza and for the steak: really good!

2. A few steps throw from the square you will find the Teatro Verdi, where an evening becomes even more magical at reasonable prices. If you want to see a good show or play with your family, this is the program of the season, full of Italian and international art events.

3.In the spring is held in this square, the historic Florentine Football ( Calcio storico Fiorentino ), a traditional event that begins in April and ends in June. A sport that has its roots in the ‘400, which has seen among its participants historical figures such as Lorenzo de ‘Medici, and many other nobles. The final of this summer 2014 will take place on June 24th, a truly spectacular event. Take a look at the site!

4. Certainly not be complete without a visit inside the church, where you can visit the tombs of the great geniuses of the past. The church has in its property including the inner courtyard, which is absolutely one of the most peaceful places to spend moments of reflection and relaxation after a busy day.

5. Whether you come to Florence in December, you should make a trip to the Christmas Market, which takes place in this square, which will offer a wide range of flavors and not only Christmas, but also craft items 100% Florentine . It is characterized by the atmosphere and offers, together with the music of street performers, lights and entertainment for the little ones.

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