Fodor's Expert Review Piazza Santa Croce

Santa Croce Plaza/Square/Piazza

Originally outside the city's 12th-century walls, this piazza grew with the Franciscans, who used the large square for public preaching. During the Renaissance it was used for giostre (jousts), including one sponsored by Lorenzo de' Medici. Lined with many palazzi dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, the square remains one of Florence's loveliest piazze and is a great place to people-watch.

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Florence, Tuscany  Italy

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