Florence through the open window of a villa.

Piazzas

Piazzas are important public squares throughout Italy where people hang out and meet up. They are the hub of each neighborhood and 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 around 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. Follow their example: Stroll to the nearest piazza, and you are guaranteed to find something interesting to see or do!