This rich capital of Tuscany, by the River Arno, is home to some of Europe’s most priceless treasures that global travelers flock to pay homage to. Leonardo da Vinci’s Annunciation, Michelangelo’s David and Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus are among the many masterpieces that adorn this birthplace of the Renaissance. The city center of Florence is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The iconic landmarks of the city are the Duomo, a domed cathedral with a bell tower, and the Piazza della Signoria. Arguably, the Galleria dell’Accademia and the Galleria degli Uffizi together house the greatest collection of Italian Renaissance art. Feast your eyes on Michelangelo, Botticelli, Raphael and da Vinci masterpieces, among a host of other Italian masters. This is also the city to savor Italian fashion and gourmet Tuscan cuisine. Florence is home to haute-couture designers like Gucci and Salvatore Ferragamo and the ‘Fiorentina’ label is a fashion statement in its own right. Generous servings of Tuscan wines and traditional flavors are equally big on the global traveler’s list.
Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence offers an elegant stay in the historic heart of the city. Located near the Duomo, this boutique hotel is within walking distance of chief attractions like Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi.
Portrait Firenze is conveniently located by the riverside at the heart of the historic center. Steps away from various renaissance landmark, this modern hotel owned by the Ferragamo family has been designed by renowned local architect Michele Bonan.