Florence City Centre — Central Florence is packed with hundreds of truly amazing sights, museums and exciting Florence activities. Visit the many palazzi, churches, open markets and convents. Explore the many museums or take a wine tour excursion. For more than 400 years it has been one of the leading cultural cities in Italy.
The city centre of Florence Italy is relatively traffic free, small and compact, which makes it very easy to explore the numerous sights and landmarks. As a visitor you will find delight in discovering the various nooks and crannies, back-streets and stunning viewpoints. You can enjoy an intimate experience in this unique and surprising city in Tuscany Italy. Many charming hotels are located within the borders of the city center offering a comfortable stay. The city’s main monuments are all within easy reach of these hotels, bed and breakfast and self catering apartments.
Main squares located in Florence City Centre, Italy.
Piazza della Singoria — central Florence square dominated by the 14th century Palazzo Vecchio. Located on this plaza is also the Uffizi Gallery and Museum, Loggia della Signoria, the Palace of the Tribunale della Mercanzia, the 16th century Uguccioni Palace with a facade by Raphael, and the Palace of the Assicurazioni Generali. Piazza della Singoria is surrounded by several restaurant and hotels.
Piazza del Duomo — historic centre square in front of the Cathedral and Campanile of Firenze. Main attractions found here are the Cupola del Brunelleschi, Florence Baptistry, the Loggia del Bigallo, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, and the Arcivescovile and Canonici’s palace. The square’s west side is called San Giovanni square. Many hotels and b&b’s can be found within easy walking distance of the square. Some overlook the square and offer superb views of the dome.
Piazza Santa Croce — plaza home to the Basilica of Santa Croce, Palazzo dell’Antella, the Palazzo Cocchi-Serristori and the Dante’s statue.
Piazza della Repubblica — famous city centre square with several cafes (Giubbe Rosse) and bourgeois palaces. The square is surrounded by many fashion shops.
Piazza Santa Trinita — triangular square named after the church of Santa Trinita. In the center there is an ancient Roman column known as the Column of Justice.
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata — located near Duomo square overlooking the Ospedale degli Innocenti, the Loggia dei Servi di Maria, the Budini Gattai palace and the National Archaeological Museum.
Piazza Santa Maria Novella — opposite of piazza della Stazione and the main train station. Site of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and the Alinari phography museum.
Piazza della Stazione — square in front of the Santa Maria Novella railway station. Many cheaper hotels and hostels can be found in this area.
Piazza San Lorenzo — square with an open market. Main sights here include the Basilica of San Lorenzo with the Cappelle Medicee and the Laurentian Library.
Piazzale Michelangelo — the Michelangelo square offers the best view of Florence. It’s located on a hill just south of the old historic city center.