fb track
Photo ©MarcusObal
Hamlets, districts and squares

Piazza della Libertà in Florence

Found on the northern most point of the medieval walls and built in the 19th century

Map for 43.784258,11.262157500000058
Piazza della Libertà, 3476, 50129 Firenze FI, Italia

Piazza della Libertà in Florence is found on the most northern apex of the old city walls. It was constructed in the 19th century when the old walls were demolished and the ring roads were created, where 7 roads and 3 avenues meet.

In the centre of the square there is the Triumphal Arch of the Lorraine, made by Jean Nicolas Jadot upon the Grand Duke of Tuscany’s arrival in Florence in 1739. In 1744, the work was finished with the addition of a low relief depicting the defeat of the Turks at Cornia.

In Piazza della Libertà you can still find the Porta San Gallo from 1285 with sculptures and paintings dating back to 1300s.

Historical colonnaded buildings in the Neoclassical and Renaissance styles stand around the edge of the piazza.

An astonishing city of art, fashion and tradition
If you are visiting Tuscany you cannot miss Florence. The Renaissance city is a treasure trove of art with an astonishing contemporary vibe. Beyond the extraordinary artistic heritage, a testimony to its centuries of civilization, the best way to enjoy Florence is to stroll along the riverside avenues at sunset, or to get lost among the city’s myriad alleyways of the bohemian Oltrarno or the ...