The Piazza - Hub of the Neighborhood
Piazzas are important public squares in Florence and throughout Italy where people hang out and meet up. They act as the central part of each neighborhood and they usually correspond with an important monument or church. Most piazzas are always crowded with tourists and locals alike, and offer street entertainers and peddlers selling things. There are also lots of cafés that run along the borders of piazzas so you can enjoy some good Italian coffee while people-watching. Italians take great pride in their piazzas and utilize them as much as possible so you should definitely follow their example. If you are ever bored, take a stroll to the nearest piazza and you are guaranteed to find something interesting to see or do.