Photographer's Note

This photo was taken last summet at "Piazza Santa Maria Novella"..

The Public Square of Santa Maria Novella is one of the more important public squares in Florence. Is situated near the main station of Florence (Santa Maria Novella Train Station) right in the historical center, two steps from the Dome of Florence.

In the course of the years The Public Square of Santa Maria Novella has been more times increased in order to satisfy the requirements of the believers who gathered in the public square in order to pray.

Begin from the Middle Ages the The Public Square of Santa Maria Novella was used for festivities and other shows. Between the important manifestations in the public square we can remember the Palio dei Cocchi (one run of wagons) of which we have like testimony the two obelischi in marble, work of Giambologna.

In the public square we can admire the church of Santa Maria Novella, the loggiato of the Hospital of San Paolo, pharmacy of the friars, the ancient laboratory of the grass.

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