Neighbourhoods, streets and squares
The design of this vast square dates back to the nineteenth century. This beautiful square hosted one of the most important events in that Florentine historical period, namely the uprising organized by the National Society led by Mazzini and Ricasoli. In 1859, they drove Grand Duke Leopold II from the city and Tuscany was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia. In ancient times the square was called ‘Piazza di Barbano’ and later it was called ‘Piazza Maria Antonia’. Along its borders, the square hosts numerous buildings with architectural styles that are representative of the twentieth century in addition to palaces of great luxury and elegance. The luxurious nature of these structures are typical of the palaces of Florence, which can be seen on every street and in every square throughout the city. Their decorative elements and styles differ greatly as does their use of colored marble.
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