About Holiday Velvet
Holiday Velvet specialises in online booking of Florence holiday accommodation in different locations including Santa Croce.
We pride ourselves on the easiness of our booking system and after-sales experience. Find a Florence apartment or villa you like, if it shows available for your travel dates click "book now", pay a down payment to reserve and... that's it!
Now you'll be presented with an online booking confirmation that you will be able to save using a barcode reader on your phone or share with your friends on Facebook.
We also offer travel insurance and in some destinations a car pick up to take you to your Florence accommodation.
Choose a holiday apartment in Florence Santa CroceThe choices of available holiday apartments in Florence offer something for every type of holiday and one can be found to fit most budgets. If luxury accommodations are sought or if a simple room is all that is needed, the traveler can feel right at home while experiencing the cultural heritage of the city and examining the glorious artwork.
Santa Croce accommodation will allow visitors easy access to the center of Florence and all of history and culture that the area offers convenient during the holiday.
Florence is divided into four districts with Santa Croce being located at the south-east of the historic center. The Basilica of Santa Croce is the most famous monument in the area and overlooks the square. Here, one can visit the burial place of Michelangelo, Ugo Foscolo, Gioacchino Rossini and Niccolo Machiavelli in their final resting spots at the church of Santa Croce.
From the church, it is only a short walk to the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza della Signoria.
While history and culture may be the reason for choosing one of the available Santa Croce apartments for the holiday, the shopping and especially the food in Florence is an attraction that cannot be ignored as one of the deciding factors. The area offers a variety of options to make holiday meals special.
Enjoy a traditional Florentine meal at the Boccadama. While the decor will take the diner back in history, opt for the patio for a relaxing meal. The Boccadama is located at Piazza Santa Croce, 25red.
Kome is a Japanese restaurant just a short distance from Piazza Santa Croce offering traditional Japanese elegance. It is found at Via de' Benci, 41red.4red, Via della Vigna Vecchia is the location of Sud, a well-known bistro in the area. It is only open for dinner and is closed on Monday.
No holiday in Florence is complete without sampling the ice cream, and the best is found at Gelateria dei Neri. Before returning to the Santa Croce apartments, stop and choose from semifreddi, exotic fruit flavors or even vegan ice creams. Find the indulgence at Via de' Neri, 26red.
Holy Cross Square, or Piazza Santa Croce, is the place to go for a relaxing meal, day or evening. Some of the restaurants set tables right out in the square so that patrons can enjoy an evening meal while viewing the sunset or enjoy tea while viewing the marble statue of Dante Alighieri or the fountain of Giuseppe Manetti.
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