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What you should know about Santa Croce

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Florence was in many ways the heart of the Renaissance, and if that is the case, then the Basilica di Santa Croce is its temple. If you are planning a visit to this Tuscan treasure, no matter the reason, can help you find hotels around Santa Croce, Florence to make your stay even more memorable. At we believe in giving travelers all the options and information they need to find the best deals and pick the best hotels for their needs - that's why we've partnered with hotels all across Florence. It's also why we provide thorough ratings of each of our partner locations, and provide photos and maps of each so that you have everything you need to make a decision you'll be comfortable and confident in.

What's Florence Like?

While compact and not nearly as prominent in modern times, Florence radiates history and power nonetheless. The Basilica di Santa Croce is not merely a magnificent church - it is the burial place of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo, and others. The Galleria degli Uffizi is not only one of the finest art galleries in the world, but also a monument to the historical power of the Medici family, as is the Pitti Palace which now houses the Medici's own galleries. Be sure not to miss the Institute and Museum of the History of Science either, showing as it does the prominence of Florence in the development of Renaissance science. And thanks to and our selection of hotels around Santa Croce, Florence, you will find it quite easy to see all this and more.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Florence

The best way to see Florence is either on foot or by bicycle - everything is close together and many streets are too crowded or narrow to be reliably used any other way. Florence is famed for local street performers, so be sure to stop and watch or listen. And there is plenty of local fare to please the palate and make you seem Florentine; Crostini toscani and lampredotto are particular favorites, and while gelato is not exclusive to Florence by any means, it is done better here than almost anywhere else. Chianti is also native to Tuscany, and a glass or three is a great fit with nearly any meal. With these tips on your side, as well as's great selection of partner hotels around Santa Croce, Florence, you'll be more than ready to explore all that Florence has to offer.