As one of the main historic streets in central Florence, Via Cavour is a must for fans of Renaissance history and architecture. Join a walking tour of Renaissance Florence to explore the highlights of this straightway, formed in 1861 when the historic Via Larga and Via San Leopoldo were joined. The southern end of the street is marked by Palazzo Medici Riccardi, once the Medici family residence and today a museum of art and architecture covering more than 400 years of Florence's history. Via Cavour passes through Piazza San Marco as it heads north, eventually meeting up with Piazza della Libertà; many palaces along the route display plaques commemorating illustrious former residents.
As it is located just steps from Florence’s iconic Duomo and Accademia Gallery, Via Cavour can easily be paired with a skip-the-line ticket to the city’s cathedral complex—including the church, dome, and belltower—and a visit to Michelangelo’s David statue in the Accademia.