Piazza di Santa Croce, Italy

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  • Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    1. Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    Meet your expert guide in the heart of the ancient Roman city, the Piazza della Repubblica, where you will learn about the city’s foundation. Walk to Orsanmichele, a Medieval church with iconic Renaissance sculptures on its ornate facade, including work by the famous Donatello. At Piazza della Signoria you can hear the stories behind the Renaissance fountain, the statues and the Palazzo Vecchio which dominates the square with its soaring tower. Just beyond the palace is the Uffizi, a fine example of Renaissance architecture. Cross the Uffizi courtyard to reach the banks of the Arno River and admire the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in town. Make a stop at Piazza Santa Croce. Once the stage for jousting tournaments, today it hosts the official sport of the city, Calcio Storico: an exciting mix of soccer, rugby and wrestling. The itinerary continues through the Medieval streets...

  • Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

    2. Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

    Over the course of five days, visit the most enchanting locations of Italy, soaking up art, culture, cuisine and the famous Italian romance. Led by a friendly guide, depart from Rome and visit Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Padova, Venice and Montepulciano. See masterpieces from the likes of Michelangelo, Giotto, and Cimabue. Roam ancient cobbled streets, marvel at magnificent cathedrals, and taste delightful wines. This tour aims to inform and entertain you at the same time. Staying in comfy accommodation and traveling by deluxe bus, touring Italy couldn’t be easier. With 4 meals provided for you, plus an excellent itinerary and knowledgeable guides, sit back, relax and "get Italian". Day 1 Depart from Rome at 7:15 AM heading towards Assisi. Explore this tiny town dating back to the Middle Ages. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and see works by Giotto and Cimabue. Afterward...

    Our tour rep,, Clara, was exceptionally patient and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble. We really enjoyed this Italian adventure......

  • Florence: Walking Tour for Kids and Families with Local

    3. Florence: Walking Tour for Kids and Families with Local

    Meet your professional kid-friendly guide in Piazza Santa Croce (below the statue of Dante) and start a marvelous 2.5-hour experience through the streets and squares of Florence. Your guide will tell you secrets and interesting stories of the Renaissance. You will be visiting the city center from Piazza Santa Croce to Ponte Vecchio bridge without missing the beautiful Loggia in Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo from outside, the area of the Uffizi Gallery and then Palazzo Vecchio the center of the Government of Florence. The tour will then end with Piazza della Repubblica, St. Lorenzo Market and the Porcellino. Your guide will play games, activities, scavenger hunts and will entertain and engage the whole family!

    Great way to see the historic centre of Florence, our guide, Giulia was really lovely with our kids

  • Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

    4. Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

    Enjoy a full-day private shore excursion of Pisa and Florence from Livorno Port and discover the cradle of the Renaissance, one of the most important periods for art and architecture in history. Sit back and relax as you drive through the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. As you approach Florence, drive up the Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most impressive views of the city. Follow an uphill road, bordered by ancient walls, to Forte Belvedere, built by the Grand-Duke Ferdinand to protect his Medici villas. Enter the city via the Porta Romana to Pitti Palace, home to the Gallery of Modern Art, Costume Gallery, Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Coach Museum, and Silver and Porcelain Museums, as well as the magnificent Boboli Gardens. The next stop is the Piazza della Repubblica, surrounded by historical literary cafés. Following the Via De'Calzaiuoli, admire m...

    I was very surprised that for two (2) of us we were picked up in a minivan! I was expecting a nice luxury sedan. I felt the price of this excursion was greatly Over-Priced for what we received.

  • Florence: Tour for Kids w/ Michelangelo Statue of David

    5. Florence: Tour for Kids w/ Michelangelo Statue of David

    Meet in Piazza Santa Croce where the congregation containing Michelangelo's tomb will be found. You will investigate the downtown area, stop at the Ponte Vecchio connect and devour your eyes on the heart ceasing view over the slopes that circle Florence. At this point, you will stroll by the town lobby and the astounding Loggia in Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of Florence. On one side, you will appreciate the famous Uffizi Gallery, once the Great Duke's base camp, at that point Palazzo Vecchio, the notable seat of the Florentine Government. The visit will then proceed to the old market where you will play with good fortunes with Porcellino. You will see Piazza della Repubblica and visit the great cathedral. The congregation includes superbly saved, novel marble inscriptions, Brunelleschi's dome and most importantly, a supernatural occurrence of engineering, an image of the...

    What a great discovery! We visited Florence for a weekend and wanted to enjoy the sites around and involve our two boys aged 8 and 6 to appreciate the landmarks of the city. My wife discovered this tour and after some initial enquiries we decided to go ahead with the booking. On the day we got to the very central meeting point and met our tour guide, Berna. She gave us a warm welcome in perfect English and immediately engaged with the kids with her smile. She gave us an outline of the tour and proceeded to start the walk around Florence. We visited the main landmarks of the city, where at each stop she was continuously entertaining the kids (and adults) with interesting stories, curiosities and challenges that rewarded the children with sweet treats and prizes. Berna was also very sensitive about the fact that we had elderly people with us and we moved at a very good pace, not rushing us at any point and resting when needed. This tour was the highlight of our Holiday!

  • Florence Tour by Night

    6. Florence Tour by Night

    Walk around the core of Florence, going by the square of the Duomo with its Bell tower and the Baptistery, make a beeline for Piazza della Repubblica, the most seasoned piece of the city at that point changed in an exquisite square, and after that to Ponte Vecchio to see its prestigious gem specialists' shops.  Continue to Piazza della Signoria that holds an outdoors exhibition of Renaissance statues and piazza Santa Croce to respect the Franciscan church of Santa Croce where numerous well known Italians are covered.  You will be part of a small group. The maximum amount of people on the tour is 15 people so no earphone is needed and you can have a close interaction with the guide.  This tour is a perfect option for your holiday evenings in Florence to explore more of the city and meet new friends.

    Our guide Daniel was great, he shared a lot about the history of Florence and provided some great tips from a locals perspective.

  • Florence: Renaissance City Walking Tour

    7. Florence: Renaissance City Walking Tour

    Begin in the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery and the Piazza della Signoria, home to the prestigious Palazzo Vecchio. Gazing up at the Loggia dei Lanzi, marvel at these admirable works of art while learning about their history. Follow narrow alleys to the renowned square of Santa Croce. The church here, a smaller version of Florence’s iconic Duomo, is the final resting place of many illustrious Italian historical figures like Dante Alighieri and Michelangelo. Traverse the external path of the Vasari Corridor to Ponte Vecchio, a picturesque bridge with charming goldsmith shops.  Then explore the most authentic districts of Florence: famous for their artisan shops and their ancient tower houses, the Oltrarno district and the neighborhoods of S. Frediano and Santo Spirito boast an international flair mixed with local traditions that provide insight into Florence’s vibrant local scene. Fro...

  • Florence: Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence & the Hills

    8. Florence: Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence & the Hills

    Visit Florence and its wonderful hills, Fiesole and Piazzale Michelangelo, with an eco-friendly means of transportation. With little effort, aboard your electric bike. Follow your private tour leader and admire breathtaking views of Florence and its countryside. Stop at scenic spots to capture wonderful photos. Start from Via della Mosca and head to Fiesole, the town that rises on the hill immediately behind Florence. Make a stop at a farmhouse that produces organic products. Visit the farm, soak in the rural landscape and the Renaissance cloister. Savor a snack (not included) in the characteristic shop selling local products. Next, bike your way to Piazzale Michelangelo. Enjoy a wonderful view of Florence and the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte overlooking Piazzale Michelangelo. Descend into the center of Florence passing through the Lungarno. Hop off your bike to enter a wine bar wi...

  • Florence: Walking Tour with Piazzale Michelangelo

    9. Florence: Walking Tour with Piazzale Michelangelo

    Meet your guide at Piazza Duomo to begin your walking tour. Hear about the Duomo, the icon of Florence. This is where the Baptistery of Saint John, Brunelleschi's Dome, and Giotto's Bell Tower are. Just next-door, your guide will show you Dante's House and the former prison turned art museum, the Bargello National Museum. Head to the Piazza Santa Croce, where you will find the Santa Croce Basilica, the resting place of geniuses. Then, try to swing fortune in your favor at Il Porcellino, the bronze boar statue that can bring you luck if you rub its nose. Continue to Piazza della Signoria and Loggia dei Lanzi to marvel at the beauty of the Palazzo Vecchio. Explore the history of the palace and admire the open-air museum at the Loggia. Then, pass through the Vasari Corridor to reach Ponte Vecchio. Cross this famous bridge to reach your last stop, the equally celebrated Piazzale Michelange...

  • Livorno: Florence and Pisa Shore Tour

    10. Livorno: Florence and Pisa Shore Tour

    After disembarking from your cruise ship and being greeted at the pier by your guide, you will make your way to Pisa. Upon your arrival at Pisa, your first visit will be to the cathedral complex in the magnificent Piazza dei Miracoli. It is a large square which is home to the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, and the beautiful Cathedral. There you can see with your own eyes the incredible tower that was designed as a bell tower for the neighboring cathedral, which would have stood 185 feet high. There are 297 spiral-staircase steps inside the tower leading to the top. If you wish to climb the tower, don't hesitate to ask your guides to reserve the skip-the-line admission. Your tour in Florence will begin as you visit the Piazzale Michelangelo terrace, which portrays a glorious panorama of the city. Once in the old-town pedestrian center, you will encounter the immense Cathedral of S. Maria...

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What people are saying about Piazza di Santa Croce, Italy

Excellent experience! Our guide Guilia was passionate and engaging. She kept us all interested- the children of 7 and thirteen years old; the parents and the granny!

Great Guide! Exceptional with Children!

Kids loved the treasure hunt concept! The boys were particularly pleased that they won, against the adults! Gelato during the walk was a fantastic idea! Bravo!

Great way to see the historic centre of Florence, our guide, Giulia was really lovely with our kids

Loved the visit, Camilla was so nice and told me so many things about Florence!

informative and ended the tour at the food market to get a bite to eat