Ostello Gallo d'Oro

Via Cavour 104, Florence, 50129, Italy
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WHERE IS THE 'CENTRE' OF FLORENCE?

by lucycitygirl

Hello, and a big thank you to everyone who replied to my previous posting on internet usage at Florence station, these answers were very helpful.

Another quick question; where is the 'centre' of Florence - what I mean is, which is the central square where at night the main restaurant's would be situated and where you could sit outside to eat a meal. I want to book a hotel that is close to the 'centre' but am not sure where this is.

Thanks again, Lucy

Re: WHERE IS THE 'CENTRE' OF FLORENCE?

by iblatt

Hi Lucy,

The area near the Duomo (cathedral) and Piazza della Signoria is THE center!
Have a good time in Florence,

Ilan

Re: WHERE IS THE 'CENTRE' OF FLORENCE?

by Redang

Tha above answer is right although I'd avoid that area and I'd go a bitter bit further (close anyway), between the Duomo and SM Novella; I have some tips

Re: WHERE IS THE 'CENTRE' OF FLORENCE?

by RalphRT

By the Uffizzi. You will be very close to Ponte Vecchio, Galleria, Mercato Nuovo, etc..... You will also be near il Duomo. This is what they mean when they say the "center".

Re: WHERE IS THE 'CENTRE' OF FLORENCE?

by ForestqueenNYC

A very nice place to sit and have a drink, coffee, tea or whatever and people watch either before or after dinner is Gilli in Piazza della Republica very close to the Duomo and Piazza Signoria. There are better places to actually have a meal, though, and I am sure that you can find a million excellent recommendations if you check the Florence restaurant tips.

The center is, more or less, from the Duomo to the river and areas to the east and west of that. The main squares, as stated above, are Piazza Signoria, Piazza della Republica, and the Duomo. It is off limits to most cars. There is also the area where the Mercato San Lorenzo is located with plenty of restaurants there and some that are quite good, especially one which is situated behind Mercato Centrale (which I highly recommend seeing). I liked very much Tratorria Za Za.
http://www.trattoriazaza.it/index.html?Pagina=/news/primapagina.asp?idLingua=1&PrimaPagina=X&idSito=1

Travel Tips for Florence

1. The Uffizi Gallery
2. ...

by si04530

1. The Uffizi Gallery
2. Ponte Vecchio
3. Dinner in the main square (yes it costs too much)
4. Shop til you drop
5. View Florence from the hills above
6. The Duomo
there are too many things to list and these aren't even half of the main ones Without a doubt my fondest memory is my first view of Firenze as we came out of the train station. It was a partial view of the Duomo between sidestreets. It really stopped me in my tracks.

Florencia fue la cuna de...

by fga

Florencia fue la cuna de grandes espíritus creadores que dieron como resultado el movimiento artístico que más tarde se conoció como El Renacimiento. Entre ellos se destacaron personalidades como Dante Alighieri, Miguel Angel, Fra Angélico, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Rafael, célebres nombres de la historia universal.
Caminando por las calles, una de las edificaciones que impactan a primera vista es El Duomo, conjunto arquitectónico integrado por la magnífica catedral construída en mármoles blancos, verdes y rosas; el campanario de Giotto, y el Baptisterio de San Juan.
La fachada del templo se complementa con su interior de estilo gótico. Desde la terraza de la impresionante cúpula, diseñada por Brunelleschi, se tiene una incríble vista panorámica de la ciudad. Por otro lado, quien se enfrente al majestuoso fresco del Juicio Final de Giorgio Vasari comprenderá la verdadera dimensión de la importancia del arte florentino.
El Baptisterio, es famoso y admirado por sus puertas de bronce. Su construcción es uno de los mejores ejemplos de la arquitectura romántica toscana. La entrada al mismo por la puerta Sur, obra de Andrea Pisano, está representada la vida de San Juan Bautista y las virtudes teologales. La puerta Oeste pertenece a Guiberti, y es conocida como la Puerta del Paraíso. En la puerta Norte, están expresadas escenas de la vida de Cristo y de los Doctores de la Iglesia. Y en cuanto a la cúpula, revestida por mosaicos, se suceden escenas del Juicio Final.
La Piazza del Duomo forma, junto con Piazza San Giobanni, una sola plaza que representa el centro religioso de Florencia. Frente al Baptisterio se encuentra la Loggia del Bigallo. También se encuentra el edificio de La Hermandad de la Misericordia.
Una obra imperdible y que no hay que obviar es el David de Miguel Angel. Se halla en la Galería de la Academia, uno de los más célebres museos italianos. Los 4,10 metros del David impresionan. La obra magna de Miguel Angel refleja de manera perfecta las formas humanas del cuerpo y resalta el rostro altivo del personaje y su seguridad frente al adversario.
Entre las visitas ineludibles en Florencia, figura el Palazzo Pitti, la antigua residencia de los Médicis. Su interior alberga la Galería Palatina y otros siete museos que contienen obras grandiosas como la Magdalena de Tiziano, la Cleopatra de Guido, la Madonna de la Silla de Rafael, y la Entrada a Cristo en Jerusalén de Tintoretto.
Casi de la misma importancia es el Museo Bargello, un magnífico edificio del año 1345, donde abundan esculturas de Miguel Angel, Donatello y Giambologna.
Otros puntos obligatorios son la Piazza de la Signoria, que es el centro político de la ciudad y un verdadero museo al aire libre con numerosas estatuas y fuentes, y el Palazzo Vecchio, una hermosa edificación con una torre de 94 metros.

Campanile, by Ghiotto,...

by billus

Campanile, by Ghiotto, 1334-1400's and Duomo, by Brunelleschi, 1418-1436. The tower was collapsing when Ghiotto died and without doubling the size of the walls, it would have made the leaning tower of Pisa look like an engineering masterpiece

Art Bar

by fgfi about Antico Caffe del Moro

This tiny bar is runned by two brothers. It is an old and appealing place where you will drink definitely the best cocktails in town (fruit cocktails and many others).
Happy hour is 7pm to 9pm. Casual

Off the beaten track

by Jeanlyon about La Ghiotta

Excellent - we went there from a tip on VT. It was exactly as described. Full of locals which is always a good sign. Great ambience, great food and very cheap. Calzone - it was delicious - what more can I say.

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Address: Via Cavour 104, Florence, 50129, Italy