You may take our private tour of an otherwise off-limits wing of the Uffizi containing the Contini Bonacossi collection of Renaissance masterworks; shopping the leather stalls of the San Lorenzo market or the fashion boutiques around Via Tornabuoni, the luxurious linens of Loretta Caponi and the monk-made cosmetics and liqueurs of the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, both in frescoed palazzi; visiting the Teatro del Sale for an authentic Italian food and entertainment evening to listen the jazz singers, watch the theater performances and stand-up comedians. Florence is also a living city with a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene, and a lively cultural movida that goes beyond old masters to embrace opera, classical music and contemporary art.
Florence is the cradle of the Renaissance and one of Italy’s and Europe’s great art cities where you can admire important museums like Galleria Uffizi hosting Giotto’s frescoes, Michelangelo’s David, canvases by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and a host of other greats, Palazzo Pitti, Accademia dell’ Arte.
Walking on the streets you can admire beautiful Renaissance Palaces, Campanile di Giotto, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Santa Croce Church and many others. But also modern artists like Prada and Gucci have based their story in this beautiful city.