Another place to visit is certainly the Central Market, which in recent years has become a place where you can meet dozens and dozens of different cultures, from the classic Florentine butcher, where you can buy Florentine steaks and lamprey, couscous and basmati rice, all in a single place, on the ground floor.
The Florentine central market has undergone an incredible transformation over the years, but it has certainly been rejuvenated and reorganized in the best possible way to accommodate any type of request.
Upstairs you can find a wide range of restaurants and pizzerias, certainly not all typical Florentine, but certainly a place where you can enjoy excellent dishes at affordable prices.
The last place I suggest is the Basilica of Santa Croce, which began to be built in 1296 and was opened in 1442. There have been many artists, architects and personalities who have collaborated on its beauty over the years, from Brunelleschi for the Pazzi Chapel, to Arnolfo di Cambio, from the decorations by Luca della Robbia to Faccio Bandinelli.
Ugo Foscolo, with the verses of his Dei Sepolcri « but more blessed than in a temple welcome Italian glories, » gave birth to the name by which the basilica is also known, Tempio dell’Itale glorie given the many buried personalities, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Galileo Galilei, Niccolò Machiavelli, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Gioacchino Rossini and many others.
The basilica of Santa Croce is one of the most important places in Italy, its style is one of the greatest Gothic-style creations in Italy and it is one of the largest Franciscan churches in our area. It is located in the heart of the city and can be easily reached by booking a car using this form.