The area just behind of the train station offers several points of interests including one of the nicest streets in Florence, Via Borgognissanti, its Piazza and the less known church of Ognissanti where Sandro Botticelli is buried.

Welcome to the Church of the Umiliati: formerly known as the humiliated

The Church of Borgognissanti

The Chiesa di Ognissanti is a Franciscan church in Florence founded by the order of the Umiliati, the church was dedicated to all the saints and martyrs, known and unknown.

The Umiliati gained a reputation in Florence dedicating to the works of arts (wool & textiles) during the sixteenth century declined in energy, and the Franciscan order assumed control of the church in 1571, bringing precious relics such as the robe Saint Francis of Assisi.

It was completed during the 1250 and was the first examples of Baroque architecture to penetrate the Renaissance period. To the left of the façade is a campanile of 13th and 14th century construction.

In the Vespucci chapel, a fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio with his brother David (about 1472), of the Madonna della Misericordia protecting members of the Vespucci family, is reputed to include the portrait of Amerigo Vespucci as a child.

Via and Piazza Ognissanti: a great walk off the river Arno

Piazza Ognissanti in Florence

After visiting the Church the area around is also very interesting for a continued walk, the Piazza (square) Ognissanti looks over the river Arno and the street itself has many little shops to check out.  You might also want to have a look at the Cloister next to the Church of Ognissanti now home of the Carabinieri of the area so ask for permit to visit (they will be happy to do so.)  In the area there is also a good concentration of high class Hotels such as Westin Excelsior and Saint Regis.