Hotel near Florence in the heart of Tuscany
For 300 years the Medici banking family were insatiable in their accumulation of Florentine art, bequeathing the city a riotous collection of masterpieces.
Romantic, stylish, historic and artistic, each time you visit Florence there will be a new treasure to uncover, but a first visit will leave you breathless trying to take in the world famous sights. There’s the cathedral with Brunelleschi’s famous dome, a genius of 15th century engineering; the over 700 year old Ponte Vecchio lined with jewel and gem merchants and the Boboli Gardens. And of course the Uffizi gallery which holds the greatest treasures of Renaissance art.
The Uffizi is simply vast, so choose your itinerary, without missing Botticelli’s masterpieces, The Birth of Venus, depicting the nude beauty emerging from the sea on a shell, and her companion piece La Primavera, depicting Venus surrounded by nymphs dancing in diaphanous dresses amidst a world in bloom.