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We sat on a bench and watched the world go by as we enjoyed a beverage from a nearby market. It’s a very busy place, since it is a main transfer point for city buses. There isn't much to see really, though it's a nice,...More
This is one of the smaller piazzas in Florence but it is very beautiful . It is anchored by the Basilica di San Marco and it's activity level is vibrant. It is not the biggest or the best but it is beautiful none the less.
The small square in front of the Basilica di San Marco is one of the usual meeting points for groups of tourists, which often makes it very crowded. The square is not big, and, beside the basilica and the museum, there is not much to...More
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
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.