Battistero di San Giovanni
Across from the cathedral is Florence's 11th-century Romanesque baptistry, an octagonal striped structure of white-and-green marble with...
Begun in 1334 by Giotto, Florence Cathedral’s soaring bell tower rises nearly as high as the cathedral’s dome. Its elaborate Gothic...
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Beyond the basilica ticket office lie peaceful cloisters framing a pretty garden with buxom orange trees. Stairs lead up to the loggia...
Around since 1939, Scudieri is known for its schiaccata alla fiorentina (traditional sugar-dusted flat cake) and chocolate replicas of...
Slow food meets gelato. The shop is two parts sterilised dairy, one part 1930s Milan. Top-notch ingredients including seasonal fruits...
Piazza San Giovanni 16/r · interesting places nearby
Officine Panerai information
This purveyor of watches has a special place in Italian hearts. The watches were first produced for Italy's navy divers in WWII. Nowadays the chunky nautical timepieces are collectors' items that can easily cost around €3000. Upstairs from the store is a small archive with WWII photos of Italian navy commandos and their deadly (often for their crew) little manned torpedoes.