Why do I like this square so much?
As a visitor to Florence you will for sure visit the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its impressive dome that dominates the city. The square may be very crowded, and sometimes it’s even hard to walk around. But if you walk for 5 minutes through Via dei Servi, which is right next to the Cathedral, you’ll reach Piazza Santissima Annunziata. So just a few steps away from the hustle and bustle, you can turn the corner and the atmosphere is completely different. And even though it’s so close to the cathedral, this is a place that only the locals know.
Being also very close to the University, you may find students having their break seated on the steps, or maybe someone who reads a book, and when spring comes and the sun shines above Florence, you may see somebody just enjoying the sun with a drink and a chat with some friends.
This is a fantastic secluded square to relax and soak in the beauty of Florence.
My favourite restaurant: Trattoria San Pierino
A Trattoria in Italy is a place where you eat traditional food in a very casual atmosphere. Usually a Trattoria is a family business, the prices are reasonable and the food is often excellent.
The dishes of the Florentine cuisine are very simple. Poor people back in the past couldn’t afford to have great meals and this is why all the traditional dishes come from simplicity.