Halfway through the 15th Century Luca Pitti entrusted Brunelleschi with a large building project in the Boboli hills. Work ... More
Halfway through the 15th Century Luca Pitti entrusted Brunelleschi with a large building project in the Boboli hills. Work began in 1457 but was only completed after the middle of the 16th Century by the Medici who brought it from Pitti who went bankrupt in the process of trying to outdo the palatial splendor. The building was enlarged, the interior decorated luxuriously and the Boboli hills were landscaped into gardens. It then became the residence of the Lorena family who constructed, in the 18th Century, two lateral wings with porticoes which came round either side of the central piazza. It was the residence of Vittorio Emanuele II when Florence was the capital from 1865 to 1871. In 1919, it became state property and visitors were permitted entry to the Royal Apartments, the Galleria Palatina, the Museo degli Argenti, the Galleria d'Arte Moderna, the Galleria del Costume, the Museo delle Porcellane, the Museo delle Carrozze and the Giardino di Boboli. Temporary exhibitions are shown in the White Room.
Once an 18th century noble palace, Grand Hotel Villa Medici is a first rate property featured in the historical center
of Florence, approximately six miles from Florence Airport. Local attractions include Santa Maria Novella Church, Via Tornabouni, Ponte Vecchio, ...
Named one the Top 75 Hotels in Europe by Cond'e Nast Traveler in 2005, and neighboring the famous Ponte Vecchio,
Uffizi Gallery, and Pitti Palace, Westin Excelsior is on Piazza Ognissanti and approximately four miles from Florence Airport. Sitting ...
Machiavelli Palace is a 14th century ex convent located within walking distance of the Duomo Cathedral and approximately four miles
from Florence Airport. This location is also within walking distance of the train station, River Arno, Dante's House, Cappelle ...