Piazza della Signoria in Florence, a meeting place of history, culture and art
If you would like to experience Florence as a real ruler of the city of lights, like its ancient lords, then staying in one of the most exclusive Florence luxury hotels like ours, built in the Strozzi residence, a stone’s throw from the political centre Piazza della Signoria, will give you what you’re searching for.
Piazza delle Signoria, representative of city life, embodies the symbols of the most important events in its history, evoking strong emotions in all those who linger there, almost reliving those moments that made it famous.
Here lies the Palazzo Vecchio, once known as the Palazzo della Signoria, built around 1200 following the resumption of power by the Guelfi, who gave the square its characteristic ‘L’ shape by razing the homes of their Ghibelline opponents.
Having admired the grandeur of the building and the clock tower that rules over the square, you will be stupefied by the number of sculptural masterpieces that cover the piazza and in particular the Loggia della Signoria, in a mix of Gothic and classic styles, where covered areas for public meetings have become an open-air museum for the Medici collection, with works of such calibre as ‘Perseus’ by Cellini and ‘The Rape of the Sabine Women’ by Giambologna.
Not to mention one of the most famous marble sculptures in the world, Michelangelo’s David, located at the entrance of Palazzo Vecchio, the original is kept inside, or the famous Neptune fountain or Hercules and Cacus, all symbols of conflicting relationships between the people and the government, therefore not only of great artistic value but also historic-social value.
Completing the breathtaking sights is the Galleria degli Uffizi, known the world over for the number of masterpieces exhibited there that celebrate the evolution of Florentine and Italian composition in its entirety, with signatures of the likes of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raffaello and many others, for an experience that will leave you breathless.
You can have all this and much more, all the while staying in truly noble suites with many comforts, in one of the most luxurious hotels Florence centre such as ours, which will allow you to experience all the splendour of ancient times, but with avant-garde technology and facilities.
In fact our hotel, a wellness hotel Florence, will help you rediscover absolute peace of mind through mental and physical wellbeing with saunas, Turkish baths and much more, to enjoy a holiday of luxury, pleasure and culture.