Our guide to Florence, historical and innovative city

Pitti Immagine Firenze The available routes, in a city like Florence, the cradle of Renaissance and enchanting set for who loves art and fashion, are a lot; but we suggest you something different. We want to focus on some peculiarities that the city of Dante offers, just because we are spoilt for choice.

Florence has its historical roots in the Middle Age (which Duomo is a great evidence) and its name is tied to the House of Medici, that here gathered the great genius of that era: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli and Filippo Brunelleschi, only to mention a few.

Luxury shopping and trendy design in Florence

Since then the city mantained its link with art and innovation, in fact today is a renowned destination not only for museum and monuments, unmissable in any case, but also for evnts and meetings.

If you are thinking about an holiday in the sign of elegance staying in a charming hotel in Florence, here follow some useful tips before you’ve started: let’s begin our itinerary from shopping streets, where the best brands boutiques are waiting for who desires the most exclusive accessories and the most refined designer clothes. Via Tornabuoni, a promenade, is the venue where to admire the boutiques Ferragamo, Cavalli and Gucci, a real attraction for fashion victims, that in the past hosted the Caff√© Casoni, famous because invented the Negroni cocktail.

Museo Gucci Firenze About Gucci, maison founded in 1921 and second brand for high couture in the world, celebrated the 90th anniversary opening a museum here, at Piazza della Signoria, a permanent exhibition of Gucci archive on three floors. After shopping, you can discover new artistic trends, for example at Contemporary Cultural Center Strozzina, inside Palazzo Strozzi, a meeting point for the talents of contemporary art. The next exhibition, that will begins on 8th March, is American Dreamers, a remark about the American way of life declined in many artistic languages.

The itinerary through the city continues with a look to events that every year a lot of tourists and professionals from all over the world: for example Pitti Immagine, that takes place at Fortezza da Basso, a special event for who follows fashion and want to know the new collections of the most prestigious brands.

Events, parties and extraordinary meetings

The Pitti brand proposes, during the year, also others meetings as Taste, from 10th to 12th March, a festival about tastings of DOC Italian products, an exclusive chance to try the excellences of gastronomy. This events is hosted by Stazione Leopolda, ex railway station at viale Fratelli Rosselli, now a trendy venue for conventions, festivals, concerts and exhibitions.

Riva Lofts dimora di charme Few weeks ago the New York Times drew a list of 45 destinations to go in 2012 and among these there is Florence, seen as avantgarde and modern city, also in literature, design and music. sildenafilfromusa To have an idea you can read the articles dedicated by Pier Vittorio Tondelli at the Tuscan chief town in the Eighties, a part of the book Un weekend postmoderno: Florence didn’t lost the habit to guest parties, social life and clubs joined by creatives and prime movers not only Florentine.

So original travel asks a unique abode: Riva Lofts, boutique hotel near Parco delle Cascine, is our selection. The advantage is quiet and silence, and at the same time the closeness to the historical center, provided with 8 apartments that have different measurements.

Besides, the Riva Lofts is ideal for wellness, thanks to the swimming pool in white sandstone, the park that surrounds the hotel and the tennis and golf courses at a short distance, for great challenges. What is the best, after a long walk through centuries (Renaissance, Middle Age, the XIX century), that regenerate yourselves in a comfortable hotel similar to an atelier? Is the suitable answer for a place like Florence, a widespread museum rich of masterpieces.