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Nice views over the river

Like many other squares in Florence, this one was also designed to be the frame for the church that... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Rijeka, Croatia
Large square

Piazza Ognissanti is a large public square. It's a 13th century construction, and it was meant to... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
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10 Oct 2018
“Nice views over the river”
27 Jul 2018
“Elegant piazza (and a hidden treasure)”
Indulge in some people-watching and rub elbows with the locales at this busy square in Florence.
Piazza Ognissanti, 50123, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Like many other squares in Florence, this one was also designed to be the frame for the church that was built here. It was created to accommodate sermons, ceremonies and festivities in front of the church. It was also the place for wool production, organized...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This elegant piazza facing the Arno is one of the off-the-beaten path jewels of Firenze. Two Renaissance palazzos, homes to two exclusive hotels, Westin Excelsior and St.Regis look majestic in their solemn beauty. And lovely Chiesa di Ognissanti is the place where the hidden treasure...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A large uncluttered piazza, we happened across it walking along the river bank on our way to the Ponte Vecchio. Being so bare it gives an impressive view of The Ornissanti church and we were then drawn to the large status of Hercules fighting a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed 13 October 2017

..at best but what it does contain the church on it is Donatello's tomb which is worth seeing. There are other interesting houses & and statues on the square but it is not Florence's best. A couple of seats for weary tourists would help though...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Martin H
Reviewed 31 August 2017

It's precisely because the Piazza Ognissanti is so bare (no trees, no grass, not even the traditional statue of a past dignitary) that it allows the adjoining Ognissanti church to stand out clearly in what otherwise would have been a very narrow Borgo d'Ognissanti street....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Piazza Ognissanti is a large public square. It's a 13th century construction, and it was meant to cater for those attending the nearby church of the same name. It does not appear to have much on it, there is no greenery, trees or anything like...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Always seems to be something going on here. One day a huge collection of Fiats then a collection of Ferraris and Porsches the next

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Rich C
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We found a few interesting shops to look through, and the piazza was interesting (especially after we poked our noses inside the Regis).

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank martyvana
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Nice place to check out the Hercules statue if you are in the area but then the only reason to be in the Piazza is the Church. Otherwise... there are more interesting places to stroll & this is a pass.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank RonL40
Reviewed 28 January 2014

It’s a decent Piazza near the water. There is Church Chiesa S. Salvatore IN Ognissanti and a sculpture of a man fighting a lion… and guess who that man is? ITS HERCULES!!! :)

Date of experience: November 2013
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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the
majority of the people arriving in Florence, which
might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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