The Via delle Terme is a short distance from the Piazza della Signoria in the centre of Florence. The most striking aspect of this street is the presence of a number of medieval towers.
Via delle Terme Florence
History and description
Unlike the other streets in the district, the Via delle Terme was not affected by the 19th century rearrangement of the neighborhood or by the bombardments during the Second World War.
The name of the street refers to the ancient Roman baths that used to be located here.
There is a police station on Via delle Terme, 2 (tel. +39 055 261 6057).
Via delle Terme Florence Tourist Attractions
Torre dei Giudi
The Torre dei Giudi was built in the 12th century, but was later often reconstructed. Especially on the ground floor and the upper floors this is clearly visible. The keystone in the arch of the main portal shows a coat of arms. The tower is not as high as it used to be. (Address: Via delle Terme, 5)
Torre dei Buondelmonti
Built in the 13th century, the Torre dei Buondelmonti was incorporated into the family palace a century later. Although as early as the 13th century the top part was destroyed, this tower still stands out from the crowd. On the ground floor there is an opening with a double arch. The tower is also characterised by its narrow, high windows.
Address and public transport
There are no bus stops in Via delle Terme itself. The nearest bus stop is Ponte Vecchio (line C3, C4).