San Lorenzo, the busiest district of all Florence! The San Lorenzo area is just right off the main train station of Santa Maria Novella and covers an area that stretches from Piazza Stazione to Via Faenza, Via Guelfa, and bordering the Duomo area. It has the highest concentration of small hotels, restaurants, the famous Market, must see monuments and it’s always crowded and fascinating all day long!
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San Lorenzo district in Florence is a starting point for any tourist visiting Florence, with its ancient Church where most of the Medici family is buried, the beautiful Cappelle Medicee with its marble chapel and the characteristic and chaotic mercato centrale make it a must see for even daily tours.
If you want to shop for souvenirs, for a leather purse or jacket this is the place to go. The Central Market also offers a great grocery shopping if you are staying for long term and you want to try the experience to wake up early and enter this Florence Bazaar of fresh meats, fish and vegetable.