Top 20 Santa Croce, Florence vacation rentals & luxury serviced apartments
Santa Croce is a trendy, architecturally impressive neighbourhood that’s less busy than the Duomo or San Marco districts, but still in the heart of Florence. Home to the eponymous basilica, and the Casa Buonarroti museum, it’s located in the eastern part of Florence’s historic centre. The largest crowds have thinned out by this point, but if you stay here, you're still close enough to explore the whole city on foot. It's perfect for visitors who want to weave in between monuments down charming narrow side streets, and the more culinarily inclined might want to take advantage of the Tuscan produce on offer at the markets, or visit the many local-owned cafes and restaurants. Santa Croce becomes a hub for nightlife in the evenings, with buzzing restaurants and bars open late into the night. This means it’s on the noisier side, so less good for families, but for travellers looking to experience an authentic slice of Florence as it comes alive for aperitivo hour, the atmosphere is hard to beat.
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