Update: See another train station built in Cincinnati around the same time.
Florence is so famous for its Renaissance culture, that one forgets that it has a great train station, welcoming travelers into the city.
It’s so not like Renaissance architecture, it provides a little bit of a respite from the oppressive ubiquity of Albertian or Brunelleschian architecture.
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I knew this train station well the year I lived in Firenze. In its belly is a long arcade of little shops and cyber cafes. It is in a great location and has alot of access from three sides; it now costs about .40 cents (maybe more now) to use the bathrooms which I assume they changed to keep the homeless out (which had been a problem there)