Piazza della Repubblica
The site of a Roman forum and heart of medieval Florence, this busy civic space was created in the 1880s as part of a controversial plan...
Regarded as the oldest building in Florence, this often-overlooked round stone tower probably dates to the 7th century and is of...
Chiesa e Museo di Orsanmichele
This thoroughly unusual and inspirational church, with a splendid Gothic tabernacle by Andrea Orcagna, was created when the arcades of...
The city's grandest cafe, Gilli has been serving excellent coffee and delicious cakes since 1733. Claiming a table on the piazza is...
Cantinetta dei Verrazzano
A forno (baker's oven) and cantinetta (small cellar) make a heavenly match. Sit down at a marble-topped table, admire prized vintages...
Lonely Planet review
A favourite to both Florentine big wheels and five-star travellers, this bar is in-your-face upscale. It offers ringside terrace seating on Piazza della Repubblica, or you can opt for the cosy interior decked out with banquettes of burgundy leather and, for no good reason, Romantic murals of Alpine idylls. Light meals and an aperitivo buffet are served.