Piazza Santo Spirito
Santo Spirito, one of the most popular and lively squares in the city, known for its picturesque flair, craft shops, restaurants and nightclubs, often hosts food and craft markets in the morning, while in the summer it becomes the ideal set for concerts and evening events.
This square is also home to Filippo Brunelleschi's final masterpiece: the Basilica di Santo Spirito. Here you can admire many works of art including Madonna and Child with four saints by Maso di Banco and the Michelangelo's Crucifix.
Santa Maria del Carmine is San Frediano's main church. Inside it you can find the Brancacci chapel which hosts the splendid fresco cycle painted by Masaccio.
Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens
Designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, Palazzo Pitti was bought by the Medici family in 1550 and soon became the Grand Duke's family residence. Here you can visit some of the most important museums in Florence (Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, the Gallery of Modern Art).
The palace overlooks the famous Boboli Gardens, an ancient monumental park that can be easily explored by foot.
This elegant street in the Oltrarno area is home to many art galleries and antique shops. It is also full of buildings that stand out for their beauty and decor.
Bianca Cappello's Palace is especially glamorous. It was once home to the lover and wife of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Francesco I de' Medici. The Grand Duke commissioned the famous architect Bernardo Buontalenti to design the Palace for his lover and then had it built near his own residence, Palazzo Pitti.