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The Beautiful Florence Piazzas

Piazza della Signoria Florence, Italy

Piazza della Signoria Florence, Italy

Built on the ruins of the 13th century Ghibelline homes, Piazza della Signoria has been the center of the political and social life of the city for centuries and is without doubt the most beautiful public square in Florence, Italy. ...

Piazzale Michelangelo Florence, Italy

Piazzale Michelangelo Florence, Italy

The Piazzale Michelangelo overlooks one of the most famous and magnificent city views in the world. From here you can see the whole of Florence at a glance - from Forte Belvedere to Santa Croce, the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, the Uffizi, Palazzo della...

Piazza Pitti Florence, Italy

Piazza Pitti Florence, Italy

Filippo Brunelleschi designed the original square-shaped building in around 1440 for the merchant Luca Pitti; the Medici family bought it in 1550, during the reign of Cosimo I, and work immediately got under way on the enlargements under Bartolomeo A...

Piazza Santa Croce Florence, Italy

Piazza Santa Croce Florence, Italy

>This palace was built by Giulio Parigi, an architect who worked on the Pitti Palace for the Medici family, and who repeated the mediaeval leitmotiv of the projecting consoles that can be seen on the buildings beside it, between the ground and the fi...

Piazza Santo Spirito Florence, Italy

Piazza Santo Spirito Florence, Italy

Piazza Santo Spirito was born as an open-air theatre for the Augustinian monks to preach, and has been used also for non-religious purposes as well, such as shows and markets. The refectory is the oldest building of the monastery of Piazza Santo Spir...