Porta San Niccolò
Built in the 1320s, the best preserved of the city’s medieval gates still stands sentinel on the banks of the Arno. Behind it, a...
Basilica di San Miniato al Monte
Five minutes uphill from Piazzale Michelangelo is this wonderful Romanesque church, dedicated to St Minius, an early-Christian martyr in...
Without a doubt the hottest and hippest place to be seen in the city on hot sultry summer nights is Flò, a truly ab fab seasonal lounge...
Enoteca Fuori Porta
Set just outside one of the city’s medieval gates, this mellow old enoteca (wine bar) proffers up to 500 different wines, including...
Piazzale Michelangelo information
Turn your back on the bevy of ticky-tacky souvenir stalls flogging David statues and boxer shorts and take in the spectacular city panorama from this vast square, pierced by one of Florence's two David copies. Sunset here is particularly dramatic. It's a 10-minute uphill walk along the serpentine road, paths and steps that scale the hillside from the Arno and Piazza Giuseppe Poggi; from Piazza San Niccolò walk uphill and bear left up the long flight of steps signposted Viale Michelangelo. Or take bus 13 from Stazione di Santa Maria Novella.