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Florence City Guide

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Capital of Tuscany, Florence is also the birthplace of the Renaissance in Italy. A former Roman colony looks more like a museum in the open, with abundant brands arts geniuses, like Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci and Boticcelli, and Niccolo Machiavelli and Dante Alighieri in the literary field.

Every cultural richness of the city flourished from the 15th century, can be given in palaces, museums, churches, galleries and even in the streets and squares. The landscape earn extra pampering with the beauties of the Arno River, the bridges and the green hills in the background.

 

Hotels and Resorts

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Continentale

Delicate and intriguing, the hotel was created as balm to the jangling nerves of jaded international travelers. Was considered by many to be the crown jewel of designer Salvatore Ferragamo’s small chain of hotels, pays homage to the happy-go-lucky feel of the 50s and 60s with bubble-gum pink accents for a totally zeitgeist experience in the middle of the romantic Italian city.

Gallery Hotel Art

4 stars design hotel is a dreamed up by Michele Bönan, a refined Florentine architect, offering a favorite local meeting place in the heart of Florence amongst fashion, art, and stylish people. A quiet courtyard near the Arno and Ponte Vecchio and close to Palazzo Strozzi, you may experience art and photography vernissages, enjoy a few quite moments in the inviting lounge-library, or indulge in culinary Eastern delights at the Fusion Bar & Restaurant.

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Grand Hotel Villa Cora

Built in the 1870s by Baron Oppenheim for his wife, is a love letter in art and architecture. Opulent in the extreme, but by no means over-blinged, the interiors reflect the eclectic passions of the aristo and his belle – namely roses, the Orient, ornate parquet, and spectacular frescoes and statuary. The massive heated outdoor pool – the only one in Florence – comes courtesy of the 21st-century renovation, as does the flawless service.

Floroom

The Hotel is a premium Bed and Breakfast in the deep center of Florence. Four bedrooms designed by Tuscan architectural elements represent the first high-tech accommodation in town. Sophisticated as a design hotel, charming as a boutique. The location is as unique as the interiors. Via del Sole is located between Piazza Strozzi and Piazza Santa Maria Novella,behind the main museums and the street of luxury.

 

Galleries

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Thethys Gallery

Situated in the centre of Florence on the famous street of antique shops and richly decorated renaissance palaces, it is the only Florentine Gallery that is dedicated exclusively to contemporary photography.  Tethys Gallery hosts a rich  calendar of  temporary photographic exhibitions plus a permanent collection of work by successful artists and talented young photographers.

Elio Ferraro

The perfect gallery for vintage lovers and really fashion followers  is known for Vintage Luxury. Elio Ferraro team goes around the world to auctions and estate sales finding mint condition, classic, rare garments, and accessories.

 

Design Shops

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Baschera

The desire of offering a space to Florence where you can learn to consider lucecome real piece of furniture, was the purpose of this shop. Specialized in modern art, arte povera, techno, wood, aluminum, fiberglass and especially blown glass for lighting.

In Baschera can find experience, professionalism, courtesy, love of light and lighting methods, an extensive catalog of products for all needs, from small table lamps to chandeliers important technical spotlights, the uprights of furniture until the appliques.

Arrendamenti Santiccioli

Situated just outside of Florence, is specialize in range of furnishing with focus on modern design. With over 35years of experience and knowledge the studio has been highly involved with italian furniture industry from it’s beginnings.

In pure contrast to the culture of traditional antiques and decoration in Florence, the furnishings of Flair are reflections acute personal tastes of various eras: classic and timeless.The emblematic black and white backdrop is softened with the warmth of wood tones, tweed, silkened velvets and berber rugs contrasting ivory wool carpeting.

Studio Dimore Collection

Opened  in June, 2010, is a space dedicated to interior design and home décor. Furniture and decorative pieces from various eras and origins create timeless environments where the true protagonist is the dialogue between the past and the present.

 

Restaurants

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Enoteca Pinchiorri

Combining the italian and french cultures the partnership between Giorgio Pinchiorri and Annie Feolde, who in thirty-five years of joint collaboration with great passion have created something quite remarkable that represents worldwide the supreme italian taste at table.

La Buchetta

This place as great food and drinks offer, but the star of the show is the interior decoration, that blends contemporary art with vintage furnishing in a simple architectural interior.

 

Museums

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Salvatore Ferramo Museum

The museum’s footwear collection documents the entire span of Salvatore Ferragamo’s career, from his return to Italy in 1927 to 1960 the year he died. It highlights his technical and artistic skills which, through his color choices, the creativity of the designs and use of innovative materials made a fundamental contribution to the growth and establishment of Made in Italy.

Uffizi

This is one of the most famous museums of paintings and sculpture in the world. Its collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings comprises several universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time, including works by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio.

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