The San Marco quarter is named after the church and convent dedicated to the saint. the convent was famous for its pharmacy and for the Black Friars. Along Via Cavour it is still possible to see the products for sale carved in stone and hung on the walls.
The nearby Piazza Santissima Annunziata has many stories to tell, thanks to its museum, family histories and works of important artists like Brunelleschi hospital of the innocents. Under the arcades of such building we can still see the famous wheel where newborns could be anonymously abandoned hoping for a better life. Many events are held in the square, including concerts and markets throughout the year.
David, a Florentine Icon
The real David, carved by Michelangelo Buonarroti, can be seen in the Galleria dell'Accademia located in Via Ricasoli. If you want a more intimate encounter with this masterpiece, pay a visit in the evening. Once a week the museum is open till late, allowing you o skip long and boring lines.
Piazza San Marco is an area with great historical buildings, with a relaxed atmosphere along the streets, except for the chaotic traffic around the square. Piazza San Marco is a major hub for the main bus lines. There you can find bus stop for line 7, going all the way to Fiesole, a great small town with an astonishing and breathtaking view over the city.