Florence districts

Duomo in full width

Il Duomo di Firenze & Piazza della Repubblica

Shrinking to a blog post or page even mentioning the very basic essential facts regarding the Duomo area and it surrounding is an unfeasible job! Entire books only scrap the surface of the details and the history…

Piazza Signoria in Florence

Piazza Signoria & Gli Uffizzi

The area of Piazza Signoria and Ponte Vecchio is another piece of art in the open sky, simply walking around in the radius of a few hundreds meters you are immerse in the majesty of ancient Florence.…

The Old Bridge in Florence

Ponte Vecchio & Piazza Pitti

There are several famous bridges in the world but The Florence's Old Bridge is by far the most ancient famous bridge of all! Not long in size this ancient Medieval bridge built in 1177 and currently holds the…

The San Lorenzo Market in Florence

San Lorenzo Church and Market

San Lorenzo, the busiest district of all Florence! The San Lorenzo area is just right off the main train station of Santa Maria Novella and covers an area that stretches from Piazza Stazione to Via Faenza, Via…

Church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Santa Maria Novella & Borgognissanti

When arriving by train in Florence, you'll get in in Santa Maria Novella Train Station, the station isn't a brand new one but sections are being over the years improved and renovated so even if you don't…

Piazza San Marco Galleria delle Belle Arti

Piazza San Marco, Indipendenza

San Marco is a rather busy square and area, it serves as connection route for most of the going out of the city center commutes, all the main bus stops are right in the Piazza making this…

The Oltrarno

Oltrarno – Santo Spirito & San Frediano

The are of the Oltrarno comprehends the districts of Santo Spirito and San Frediano. It's named Oltrarno from the combination of Oltre L'Arno which means beyond the Arno river, this was the way Florentines used to call…

San Niccolo in Florence

San Niccolo’

San Niccolò lies on the other side of the River Arno, turning left from the Old Bridge. Just 200 meters ahead lies the Pitti Palace, the residence of the Medici family. If you are near the Santa…

Santa Croce Facade

Santa Croce District in Florence

Santa Croce area is another treasure of the open sky museum which is Florence.  The Piazza, The Church where are buried some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Foscolo, Gentile and Rossini, is…

Piazza Beccaria in Florence

Piazza Beccaria & Sant’ Ambrogio

The Area of Piazza Beccaria and Sant' Ambrogio in Florence are less known from the main tourist paths but they offer great alternatives to see Florence with the eyes of the residents. Piazza Beccaria is more of…

peretola-airport

Novoli and Rifredi

Novoli and Rifredi are located on the northwest half of Florence. You'll drive by it when coming from the Amerigo Vespucci airport. Along the way you'll most likely drive by the new "Tribunale di Firenze" or Florentine Tribunal a massive structure…

Firenze Sud

Firenze Sud

Firenze sud is the where most of the Florentines reside, which then of course stretches towards Bagno a ripoli, Grassina, Chianti and Rufina. Now since there is a big movement of students in Florence both from Italy and abroad, even the Firenze sud area is…