Luminous and modern apartment situated on the second floor of a building in San Giovanni’s square, in front of the Dome. The position is great, in the heart of the pedestrian district, to enjoythe Renaissance’s Florence. From there, you can reach all the monuments by feet and enjoy a wonderful walk in the historical streets of Florence.
The apartment is a loft with on the left a kitchen corner in the walls, totally equipped, a dining area with a beautiful wooden table and a daytime space with a white leather sofabed. On the right, there is a double bedroom with a glass door hiding a cupborad and another glass door hiding a bathroom with shower. At the back, there is the toilet.
The apartment is bright, modern and totally white. It is really luminous and the space seems to be biggest thanks to all the light. The wood ceiling give it a Florentine style.
Between 1299 and 1314, was built the famous Palazzo Vecchio, to give a worthy home to the Priors of Arts and to the Representatives of the professional guilds. For centuries, it has been the primary residence of the Medici family and its descendants, while today the Municipality of Florence has its offices there. The special feature of this building is the tower high 95 meters, built by Arnolfo di Cambio. It is open to public visits, as well as the rest of the Old Palace. A beautiful characteristic of this square is the presence of the statues on display outdoors, especially in the Loggia dei Lanzi: here you will find some of the original statues by Donatello, Cellini and Bandinelli. You will see the famous David by Michelangelo, but it is a copy because the original is located in the Gallery of Fine Arts.The statues of Piazza della Signoria are not only a decorative ensemble of the highest level, but they also represent a true secular allegorical cycle, unique in its kind, which was to inspire the rulers of the city on their way to the Palazzo Vecchio. Piazza della Signoria, was included among the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Fundamental stopover for families with children and for curious visitors. Palazzo Vecchio is one of the most dynamic museum of the city of Florence, you will be surprised! This is the politic symbol of the city and stands over the square. Its tower is called Torre di Arnolfo and it overlooks the city from 94 meters high. Outside it is stunning but inside is even better! There are so many treasures to discover, a visit has definitely to be made! The internal museum is composed of wonderful rooms, all treating a different theme as the Salone dei Cinquecento, sumptuous and fundamental as it is linked to the masterpieces of Michel-Ange and Vasari.
IL MUSEO DEI RAGAZZI (The Boys’ Museum)
Families must visit the Museo Dei Ragazzi, inside the Palazzo Vecchio. The museum suggests spectacular visits, telling you history and art, through intriguing itineraries, full of charm and appeal to play and experience it. Ideal for children, teenagers and adults. They will all discover the Renaissance life at the Palace, choosing through various itineraries. For example, the visit at the “Secret itinerary” to discover the hidden places of the Palace or the “Invit at the Royal Palace” where visitors are welcomed by Cosimo I. Many funny and mysterious itinerary will raise your family’s curiosity!
It is an essential visit to make for all the families in Florence. It is the most famous museum all over the world, more than a million people visit it every year! If you decide to visit the museum with small children, we suggest you to visit only two or three rooms, stopping to take a look at a few masterpiece only. The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello will fascinate them because of its strange tangling of horses and soldiers with their unusual armours, the Botticelli room where Allegory of Spring and the Birth of Venus are exposed or Leonardo’s Room. The long queue to enter the Gallery is almost as famous as the masterpieces it houses!
A HORSE CARRIAGE RIDE
In the middle of the square, you will find wonderful carriages with the horses. Do not lose the occasion to have a panoramic ride in the city with your children!In this way, you will have the possibility to be submerged in the Renaissance atmosphere as real nobles and your children will have a lot of fun.For lunchtime, there is so much choice! A tasty sandwich, a Napolitan pizza, typical Florentine meals… to satisfy everyone.