Piazza Ognissanti

Piazza Ognissanti, Florence: Address, Piazza Ognissanti Reviews: 4/5

Piazza Ognissanti
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Indulge in some people-watching and rub elbows with the locales at this busy square in Florence.
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Neighbourhood: Florence Historic Center
How to get there
  • Alamanni-Stazione Santa Maria Novella • 8 min walk
  • Porta al Prato-Leopolda Parco della musica • 10 min walk
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,514 contributions
SIMPLE BUT ELEGANT
Apr 2019
This Piazza is home to the eponymous church and is surrounded by many re-purposed Palazzos. These include Palazzo Lenzi (honorary French consulate and Institut Francais), Palazzo Giuntini (St. Regis Florence Hotel) and Palazzo Bonaparte (Hotel Westin Excelsior). It is also the home to “ Ercole che Lotta con Il Leon” a sculpture by Romanelli. In addition, on Saturday it is home to a small open-air market place.
Written 16 September 2019
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
Nice views over the river
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 by the Humiliati order (which was suppressed by the Pope in the 16th century). It is pretty simple and ordinary square, located by the river with some nice views around.
Written 10 October 2018
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA25,561 contributions
Elegant piazza (and a hidden treasure)
May 2018 • Couples
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 is: visit its refectory and you will find Ghirlandaio’s masterpiece, “The Last Supper”. It is a real gem.
Written 27 July 2018
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ReallyBadHat
1,131 contributions
Large spacious uncluttered
Oct 2017 • Couples
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 lion.
Written 25 October 2017
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Martin H
Stockport, UK626 contributions
Square itself is average...
Sep 2017 • Couples
..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 & the walk to it if you walk along the road one back from the river is full on interesting shops.
Written 13 October 2017
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VoyagerAimerSourire
Princeton, NJ379 contributions
This piazza allows an unosbructed facade view of the Chiesa di Ognissanti
Aug 2017 • Couples
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. Sometimes less is indeed more!
Written 31 August 2017
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia29,372 contributions
Large square
May 2017 • Couples
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 that, we could not even find a seat. I suppose it is probably only for special events.
Written 18 August 2017
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Rich C
Bradenton, FL3 contributions
Interesting place
Jun 2017 • Business
Always seems to be something going on here. One day a huge collection of Fiats then a collection of Ferraris and Porsches the next
Written 28 July 2017
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martyvana
Melbourne, Australia197 contributions
An interesting street and square
Sep 2016 • Couples
We found a few interesting shops to look through, and the piazza was interesting (especially after we poked our noses inside the Regis).
Written 1 October 2016
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,285 contributions
Piazza up the Arno... three bridges from Ponte Vecchio
Jun 2015 • Friends
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.
Written 27 July 2015
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