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This square is very small. There is a beautiful statue in its center, some pew benches and only this! What I thought strange is the fact that there weren't trees in this square. Because of that, it doesn't attracts me.
Piazza di San Marco is not much to look at. It has in its center a statue of General Fanti and numerous benches to relax on. It is also a major transportation hub for busses. The square is dominated by the Basilica di San Marco...More
Many people rated this square highly and added pictures - they usually mean for the Venitian square. While the Florentine one is centrally located (near the Academia and the San Marco Museum), I must say it fails to impress - there's actually nothing to see...More
A block north of the incredible Accademia Galleria (the world-class museum that houses Michelangelo’s original 1501 ‘David’ sculpture) is this unimpressive city plaza/square. In the center is the Monument to General Manfredo Fanti, a soldier and leader for Italian independence and unification. The statue was...More
Piazza San Marco is a nice little square with some greenery, a few seats to have a rest, if you are so inclined, and a lovely statue of General Manfredo Fanti. The Basilica di San Marco is just across the road, and some famous sites...More
The easiest way to spot the Piazza San Marco in Florence is to find the 1873 Monument to General Manfredo Fanti, born in Capri. Fanta was key in the mid-19th-century wars of Italian independence. On the north side of the square is a church and...More
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.