Via del Corso

Via del Corso

District / neighborhood: The historic center of Florence

Via del Corso is one of the main streets in the historic center of Florence. The street has various fashion stores, stalls, restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlors, and more. Streets and alleys lead out to historical buildings next to luxury brand stores.

Every ancient building tells a fascinating story as it allows you to leisurely wander through the alleys and learns about the history of the area. And for shopping purposes, spend a little more time on the street the offer is vast.

The street runs from east to west, and its starting point begins at the triumphal arch of Piazza della Repubblica. The road is studded with tall remains of ancient buildings, which were used as a shelter or attack if they saw unwanted visitors approaching them.

On the street coming off Via Sant’Elisabetta, you can see the Hotel Brunelleschi, boasting a tall called the “Torra del Paliazza” (Straw Tower), named after the straw bunks used by the male and female prisoners. Along the way, you will reach the La Chiesa di Dante (“Dante’s Church”), named after a poet who composed the “Divine Comedy” and met the love of his life in the church, whose grave lies in the same church.

Shopping and dining in Via del Corso

Via del Corso offers a vast variety of clothes, shoes, bags, and cosmetics stores at different levels of luxury and prices. The street is also lined with Tuscan cafes, restaurants, and ice cream parlors, most of them of an excellent standard, apart from a few tourist traps that are a shame to waste money on.

Shops, restaurants, and cafes are located on the side streets of Via del Corso, so allow yourself to “get lost” while wandering through it. You will find yourself in front of a luxury boutique or a surprising restaurant.

Via del Corso
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Attraction Type

Point of interest, public space

Physical Activity

none

Suitable for Children

Price Level

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A historical site

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in a few words:

An ancient gate that dates back to 1285 and is considered one of the oldest gates in Florence

Attraction Type

a museum

Price Level

$$

in a few words:

A museum dedicated to the football team AC Milan, which is considered one of the most successful teams in the world

Attraction Type

City park

Price Level

$

in a few words:

One of Milan's oldest parks has lawns, walking paths, bike paths and more

Attraction Type

a museum

Price Level

$$

in a few words:

A museum presenting an impressive private collection containing valuable details from the 14th-19th centuries AD