A new development in city planning was the piazza in front of the church to accommodate the people and provide a stage for preaching. City walls were expanded to enlarge the city area to include these churches, which formed points on a circle, with the new cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore at the center.
Santa Maria Novella (Dominican)
Santa Croce (Franciscan)
Santissima Annunziata (Servite)
Santo Spirito (Augustinian)
Santa Maria del Carmine (Carmelite)
Santa Marie del Fiore (Cathedral)