Historical, super artsy and legendary city of Florence, Italy !
When visiting such a famously historical city, the birthplace of the Italian language, the obvious suggestion would be to visit the world renowned museums such as the Uffizi gallery and Pitti Palace, which of course one should do, but the fact is, the whole city of Florence can be described as one large museum. Every sidewalk, wall, structure left and right oozes history, culture, art and seven centuries of Florentine history. Under the dynasty of the Medici family and its most famous member – Lorenzo the Magnificent – Florence became the “centre of the world” for its figurative arts, science and literature. Between the 13th and 16th centuries, Florence was in fact the main cultural and artistic centre in Italy and Europe and was visited by the most famous 19th century Italian poets including Alfieri, Leopardi, Foscolo and Manzoni.
The second half of the 19th century saw the growth of the Macchiaioli movement, which paved the way for Italian modern art. Many of the works are now displayed in the Gallery of Modern Art in Palazzo Pitti.
But what we want to tell you about is where to stay, eat and do other fun unique things that you may not be aware of.
As for hotels, Luxury Group really likes the old palazzo residence expertly converted into a high ceiling all suite hotel, super cozy and luxurious, Palazzo Magnani Feroni.
Merely 2 blocks away from Ponte Vecchio and just about anything that one would like to see in this incredible city.
Relais Santa Croce: www.relaisantacroce.com/en/hotel The perfect balance of history, culture and modern comforts in this 18th century residence.
We also suggest Antica Torre Di Via Tornabuoni N. 1
Also located in the heart of Florence and run by super competent management and staff. Makes you feel at home. The hotel is housed in a prestigious building in the heart of Florence with impressive history.
A venerable mainstay among the five star hotels of Florence is the Villa Olmi Resort. www.villaolmiresort.com/en
Location, service, luxurious amenities and surroundings in this historic mansion will impress even the most seasoned. Let the expert Italian hospitality and know how take over and just sit back and enjoy.
The Westin Excelsior Florence: www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=43
Super luxury hotel located right on the river and minutes walk from Harry's bar.
You must be hungry by now and given the mind blowing choices of truly excellent eating establishments in Florence you will have no trouble stumbling into one fabulous restaurant after another, but allow us to recommend a few just the same.
L'Osteria di Giovanni: www.osteriadigiovanni.com/
Enoteca Pinchiorri: www.enotecapinchiorri.com/
Ristorante IL Latini: www.illatini.com/?lang=en for authentic mouth watering Italian cuisine.
While there are countless boutiques and shops dotting every street in the center, we would also like to recommend a master tailor: Piero Cisternino on Via Del Purgatoria 22 R. Tel. + 39 055 280118. He will mesaure you and custom make a suit for you that will fit you like a glove. With clients worldwide, he can use your measurements and send your suit to your home country. When it comes to making men's custom made suits, Piero knows his stuff.