Hospitable and elegant B&B in the historic center of Florence, in Piazza della Signoria. A stone's throw from the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo. From the three windows of our Gold Suite you can enjoy a unique and spectacular view of the Duomo with its Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower, as well as dominating the whole Piazza Signoria. Our goal is to welcome our guests as if they were entering their home, but with all the comforts and hospitality of a B&B. Once with us you will have the feeling of having taken up residence in Florence and going down the stairs to immerse yourself in the most beautiful city in the world. Our furnishings are all in Italian solid walnut, oak flooring on all floors, private rooms and common rooms. Original ceilings with beams and rafters some decorated with Florentine lilies in gold leaf.
Originally called "Palazzo dei Priori", it became in the fifteenth century "Palazzo della Signoria", from the name of the main body of the Republic of Florence; in 1540 it became Palazzo Ducale, when Duke Cosimo I de 'Medici made it his residence; finally the Old name assumed it after 1565 when the court of the Duke Cosimo moved into the "new" Palazzo Pitti.
The Uffizi Gallery is a museum complex in Florence comprising the Gallery of Statues and Paintings (formerly Palazzo degli Uffizi), the Vasari Corridor and the collections of Palazzo Pitti. The three unified galleries are one of the most important museums in the world in quantity and quality of the works collected. There are the most conspicuous collections of Raphael and Botticelli, as well as fundamental nuclei of works by Giotto, Tiziano, Pontormo, Bronzino, Andrea del Sarto, Caravaggio, Dürer, Rubens and others.
The Ponte Vecchio is one of the symbols of the city of Florence and one of the most famous bridges in the world. Cross the Arno river about 150 meters downstream of the area where the river naturally has one of the points where the riverbed is narrowest within the city of Florence.
Florence Cathedral is the main Florentine church, symbol of the city and one of the most famous in Italy; when it was completed, in the fifteenth century, it was the largest church in the world, while today it is considered the third in Europe after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London.
The Basilica of Santa Croce in the square of the same name in Florence, is one of the largest Franciscan churches and one of the greatest achievements of Gothic in Italy, and has the rank of minor basilica.
The Basilica of Santa Maria Novella is one of the most important churches in Florence and stands on the square of the same name. Santa Maria Novella was for Florence the reference point for another important mendicant order, the Dominicans.
The David is a sculpture made of marble (height 520 cm including the base of 108 cm) by Michelangelo Buonarroti, datable between 1501 and the beginning of 1504 and preserved in the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence. Widely considered a masterpiece of world sculpture, it is one of the emblems of the Renaissance and a symbol of Florence and of Italy abroad. The work, which depicts the biblical hero when he is about to face Goliath, was originally placed in Piazza della Signoria as a symbol of the Florentine Republic vigilant and victorious against enemies.
The Basilica of San Lorenzo is one of the main Catholic places of worship in Florence, located in the square of the same name in the historic center of the city. It is one of the churches that compete for the title of the oldest in the city and has the dignity of a minor basilica. Near the church there is the tourist market of San Lorenzo.