Santa Croce in detail

Planning Tips

Top Tips

Visit Museo del Bargello on a sunny day when the natural sun rays flood the vintage, dimly lit exhibition rooms and their incredible bounty of sculptures in an intoxicating light; true Michelaneglo aficionados will want to continue afterwards to Fondazione Casa Buonarroti.

Local Experiences

  • Coffee culture Savvy locals can't get enough of the specialist coffee served with flair at ingenious coffee roastery and gin bar Ditta Artigianale. Pocket-sized Coffee Mantra is another caffeinated favourite.
  • Boutique shopping Track down Florentine designers known for their upcycled designs on Borgo degli Albizi, Borgo Pinti and Via di Mezzo. Boutique Nadine is a vintage favourite and Aquaflor can craft you your very own bespoke perfume.
  • Weekend brunch The choice is tempting and grand in this foodie neighbourhood: go for eggs and a retro diner ambiance at Le Vespe Café or traditional Tuscan dished up with theatrical aplomb at Il Teatro del Sale.
  • Cibrèo Empire Few Florentine chefs have made such a mark on their city as Fabio Picchi, whose empire has just got even bigger with the opening of zero-kilometre organic grocery C.BIO and exotic, Tuscan-fusion eatery Ciblèo.
  • Gelato Follow the local crowd to longstanding favourite Vivoli.