Beautiful apartment situated on the third floor without lift in a building surrounded by prestigious coffee- bars and shops near Piazza della Signoria, Dome and Piazza della Repubblica. Florence historical center is reachable within a few minutes walk.
To reach the apartment, there is a comune entrance with two others of our apartments. The entrance is furnished in a confortable and welcoming style with a double sofa and a coffee table.
We enter in a living-room furnished with care with a sofa bed and an armchair, both in a warm red colour. The apartment is then composed of a bathroom with bathtub, a totally equipped kitchen. On the left of the living-room, there is a very particular and original bathroom with shower with two sliding doors. From one of the door, you have access to a breathtaking double bedroom with an frescoed ceiling and a stone wall and arches.
Still from the living-room, through a spiral staircase, you access a mezzanine with a window and two single beds.
The apartment is furnished with taste, with warm colours and an intelligent and resarched use of materials with the stones and the iron of the furniture. It is really welcoming. If you wish to have incredible holidays in a relaxing and calm atmosphere, book this apartment!
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.