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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magical at night with the lighting. The orphanage is interesting. You will see the little window where people used to drop off lost or abandon children where they stayed until parents came to claim them or they went to foster care. The Church/ convent is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rowland45
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

So many piazzas in Florence. So much history. But when you stand in this piazza and look at the 5 main buildings around it your breath is taken away by the beauty. Just wonderful. Do visit it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed September 24, 2018

The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata - Chiesa di Santa Maria della Scala is in this square. There are others interesting buildings around. The Fontana Del Tacca (Tacca fountain) is located at this square. One strange thing is the fact that there aren't trees there.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank eudoxiob
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Reasonable size with little to see (statue and 2 fountains aside) but peaceful and important from an architectural perspective with the Annunziata church on one side and the Orphanage on another. Colonnade represents some of the Renaissance’s earliest architecture. Visit the square and look at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

This piazza appeared to be favoured by locals. Here there were two small monster fountains which were worth a photo. Not worth going out of your way for but a nice place if you are passing through.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

The plaza is right behind the Academia gallery. Nothing much to see other than the fountain statue in the middle. Hotels all around and not maintained properly. Beware of the pigeons discharges on your head all around the plaza.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank SathishTG
Reviewed November 5, 2017

A small market was in progress during our visit but we made our way through to enjoy the statue of Grand Duke Ferdinand on his horse .

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

I quite enjoyed coming across this Piazza. Lots of happy buzz and no traffic. Not too busy with tourists and 3 nice statues to visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed August 31, 2017

The piazza itself is a bit plain with only an equestrian statue in the middle, but it packs a punch in terms of the views and history. On one side is the Annunziata basilica. On the other is the Ospedale degli Innocenti, designed by Brunelleschi...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

It's one of those places you just find when you walk in Florence. There's the statue of the horsemen in a small square. I wouldn't say make this a part of your trip but keep your eyes open.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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
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July 2, 2016|
Response from sandinmyfeet | Reviewed this property |
Hello, sorry for the huge delay. No construction while I was there
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Piazza della Santissima Annunziata Hotel Choice (3 Replies)
I have booked 4 nights at the Hotel Loggiato dei Serviti located in the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata. I got us a room on the top floor with a terrace overlooking the Duomo for 120E/night. This hotel has some really great reviews and some others not so great. I really wanted to stay at Il Villino (for all the obvious reasons), but my husband wants to stay at Loggiato....We will be staying in September. Can someone tell me if staying at Loggiato is a good choice? ...More
March 02, 2009|
Response fromAnon|
If I remember correctly, the majority of the negative reviews concern the Piazza at night - and I think that has undergone a bit of sprucing up. The price is very good.