The area around the Duomo is full of fun things to venture to and explore. As all the major tours take the journey through Piazza del Duomo to see the sights of the Duomo, the Campanile di Giotto and the Battistero these are only a few of the attractions to visit. If you take the pedestrian street, Via Calzaioli, just before Piazza della Signoria you will find Orsanmichele. This tiny church that used to be a grain mill, used to have magnificient statues along the outside of it. Now there are copies in their place. Inside there is a gorgeous, colorful tabernacle of the Madonna.
From the Piazza del Duomo, heading toward the station, on Via Tornabuoni, there is the famous Palazzo Antinori. This palazzo still is the home and residence of the noble Florentine family, Antinori. Cantinetta Antinori is a great enoteca with all the wines produced on the Antinori properties. Behind San Lorenzo Church, there is yet another masterpiece done partly by Michelangelo. The Medici Chapel is a majestic space. With each tomb expressing how Lorenzo Duke of Urbino and of Giuliano Duke of Nemours. was in life. A silent space that has a whole lot to say.
For a fun-filled adventure around the center invest in a Florence Segway Tour or Bike Tour. Each tour will take you around the center giving you historical insight of each place. Feel yourself get sucked into the amazement and enchantment that is Florence.
Piazza del Duomo 9
Directly behind the dome end of the cathedral
A museum that holds all the treasures of the Duomo... read more
piazza del Duomo
Where the Heart of Florence lies... read more
Piazza San Giovanni
Via Arte della Lana 1
Via de' Calzaiuoli
Piazza degli Antinori, 3
The home of the Antinori family and their legacy in Florence... read more
Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6
Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini (behind San Lorenzo, where Via Faenza and Via del Giglio meet)
The chapel started by Michelangelo and finished by Vasari... read more
via Ferdinando Zannetti 8
A great adventure and easy ride to discover Florence... read more
Via dei Cimatori 9R
Sunset Bike tour through the city streets... read more