Hamlets, districts and squares
Piazza della Libertà is located in the northernmost extreme of the old city walls of Florence where seven streets and three boulevards meet. In the center of the square, you’ll find Francesco Stefano of Lorraine’s ‘Triumphal Arch’ created by Jean Nicolas Jadot upon the Grand Duke of Tuscany’s arrival in Florence in 1739. In 1744, the work was completed thanks to the addition of a bas-relief depicting the defeat of the Turks in Cornia. In Piazza della Libertà, you’ll also find San Gallo’s portal built in 1285; its sculptures and paintings date back to 1300. Along the perimeter of the square, visitors can appreciate historic arcades with a Neoclassic and Renaissance style.
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 ...Morekeyboard_backspace