The Palazzo's construction began in 1299 and it was enlarged repeatedly - in 1343, 1495 and lastly in the 16th century by ... More
The Palazzo's construction began in 1299 and it was enlarged repeatedly - in 1343, 1495 and lastly in the 16th century by Giorgio Vasari and Buontalenti. It has been the symbol and the political center of the city for centuries. The Great room of the Cinquecento stands out: it was designed as a reception area and decorated with frescoes celebrating Florentine victories against the other Tuscan cities and with sculptures depicting the deeds of Hercules by De Rossi. On the upper floors the Quarters of the elements are noteworthy as are those of Eleonora of Toledo who was the wife of Cosimo I and to whom the little chapel by Bronzino is dedicated. The Sala dei Gigli and the Sala dell'Audienza, which has a marble entrance, are sumptuous. On the Mezzanine there is the Loeser collection of painted sculptures. The upper balcony provides a fabulous view of Florence. In front of the museum is a copy of Michelangelo's David.
The Medici family reserved rooms for their prestigious collection during use of the gallery as magistrate's court in the 1700s.
Made up of 40 rooms, the gallery contains works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio and Botticelli's Birth of Venus ...
Hotel Boboli offers clients 21 rooms furnished in Florentine style with charming wrought iron beds and excellent amenities, among the
best that a 2 star hotel in Florence has to offer.Your leisure or business stay will be enjoyable thanks ...