Biblioteca delle Oblate’s cultural centre is housed in a palazzo right in the centre of Florence and has a rich calendar of events. The library is free and includes foreign language books, dvds and a children's section. But the real attraction here is the bar on the top floor: two covered terraces with great views on the cupola of the Duomo. During the day you’ll find university students having a panino, while after dinner there is often live music. Come here for a tea in the morning or an aperitivo, find a book about Florence and enjoy a priceless experience.