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Piazza San Marco

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Address: Piazza San Marco, 50129 , Florence, Italy
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A nice trip

We visited the city threw our trip. Before leaving, and due to the fact that our hotel was close by, we made a stop for a small and nice tour before heading back south. Nice. But... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the city threw our trip. Before leaving, and due to the fact that our hotel was close by, we made a stop for a small and nice tour before heading back south. Nice. But nothing more

Thank 705eyalh
Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Florence is an amazing city and with all the history and art it has to offer, I guess that only a few tourists plan to spend some time at Florentine Hills. However, if you have time, you should consider that! Take a bus from Piazza di San Marco out of the city. We, a family with two teenagers, spent a... More 

Thank Ave T
Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We came here to catch a nus in order to go to Fiesole for the day. Busy, busy, busy. When we bought out bus ticket and asked which corner, the attendant pointed, but we didn't realize it was a block in that direction. Just fyi. When we returned, we crossed the small piazza, and there are lots of benches, and... More 

Thank Barbara M
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

A small city square in Florence which has a statue of General Manfredo Fanti a famous soldier who helped to unify Italy. A very old statue but well maintained. It can be crowded at times. Also be aware of pickpockets as advised by out tour Guide, at all times. You can visit it if you have the time or if... More 

Thank DilrukshiH
Enford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a very small piazza and not a lot going on here apart from some museums. Its not the prettiest of piazzas and this isn't helped by the road works, etc that are going on at the moment. There is a statue and a church, but only come here if you are passing through to one of the attractions.

Thank emtrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing place in Venezzia. Surrounded by restaurants and attractions a good place for photos. You should be aware of the pickpockets because there's lots of people in the same place and time.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice historical place but fortunately it's very crowded and it's full of thefts. I saw a lady that she was left without the bag by someone, who basically just grab her bag and runaway.

Thank WilliamsRosian
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Another lovely square with a Church in Firenze. The Piazza San Marco is a nice place with a lovely Church

Thank Ibadanboy
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

With so many spectacular churches in Florence is was nice to find a little diamond in the rough. Perfect for silent prayer in a beautiful setting. Can't say that I was overly fond of the pigeons, but to each his own.

1 Thank alwaysawayFlorida
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

This place is nice to take pictures with the pigeons. (Make sure you bring some food for them if you want nice pics) The architecture is beautiful. Get ready for long waits to enter any museum. And if it rains lots the whole Piazza get flooded and you can barely walk anywhere without boots. Bummer.

Thank anabortoletto

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.
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