Outside the Baptistery, is full of takeaway pizzas and the benches are upholstered with grease-drenched paper. Via Cimatori, also thanks to the popular sandwich bar I Fratellini, making your way up the street is an exercise in slalom skills.

Many tourists are sitting on the ground in groups of ten, tucking into their rolls. Meanwhile, in Via del Corso, opposite Santa Margherita there is the same scene and it is really chill and wonderful sight.

Firenze is top of the league table in this street food free-for-all in the heart of historic Florence.

The Uffizi branch of this open-air canteen is also open, with tourists eating around the statue of Perseus and at the corner of Via Lambertesca, in Via Proconsolo and Via de’ Benci.

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