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Hamlets, districts and squares

Piazza Unità d'Italia

A historic square in Florence

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Piazza Unità d’Italia is located near the Santa Maria Novella railway station. It hosts an obelisk erected in 1882 to commemorate soldiers who fell in the War for Independence. In the thirteenth century, the old Church of Santa Maria Novella overlooked this square. The piazza’s current day characteristics are the result of urban planning measures that occurred during the first half of the twentieth century. Along its borders, you’ll find two large hotels and the great facade of Palazzo Cerretani characterized by spacious halls and a courtyard decorated with frescoes from the seventeenth century.
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 ...