quarter is characterized by a part of the Lungarni called Mediceo,
because on this site we have a lot of mansion-houses of the
this part of the river we have Palazzo Toscanelli ones
the house of the
rich family of Lanfranchi, where Lord Byron lived for a while,
and another important guest was Paolina Borghese, the sister of
well-known palace is Palazzo
Roncioni where stayed Alfieri and Foscolo (two important
Italian writers and poets of the XVIII century).
the squares of this part of the city are famous as Piazza
Garibaldi Square), dedicated to the famous hero of the
far from this square there is Teatro
Verdi (i.e. the Verdi Theatre) built between 1865
and 1867, with seats for a thousand of spectators.
the river the Church of
S. Mattew with its marvellous ceiling is enriched with the National
Museum of the city.
are the main churches of the San Francesco quarter: the
of Santa Caterina
(the church of Saint Catherine) of
the Dominican Order
and the Church
(the church of Saint Francis) of the Francis Order, with their
beautiful stained glass windows, their paintings and their
graves of important persons.