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We took this way back to our hotel on Piazza Santa Maria Novella from the river and found a great Christmas light display up and down the street.
There were shops and resturants along the streets in both directions.
There was less foot traffic in this small square compared with
other more famous squares in the historic section of Florence.
The Column of Justice dominates the site.
In the evenings, buskers perform at the base of the column. Some of them are worth stopping...More
Nice through way to shopping and other more well known areas. Beware of several scammers in the area,who first ask you what time it is then try and give you a gift, insisting they do not want anything...right! Next comes the photos of the babinos...More
Piazza Santa Trinita is not square as such, but it's a public square. You can't sit down for a rest or anything like that, as it's more of a thoroughfare for traffic rather than pedestrians. In the middle, or sort of in the middle, is...More
This piazza is quite small but it is surrounded by historic buildings, mainly palazzos from the 14th and 15th centuries. In the middle of the square is a column known as the justice column which was transported from Rome in the 16th century. You can...More
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.