Black 5 Florence few steps from Piazza della Signoria in Florence

The heart of Florence is Piazza della Signoria, just 2 minutes walking from the Black 5 Florence Suite, this square was the scene of history of Florence in the past and the stage of the martyrdom of Gerolamo Savonarola, who was burned after a conviction for heresy in 1498. The current aspect of the monumental space dates back to the thirteenth century and was due to Arnolfo di Cambio who demolished the existing Roman buildings and began the work of Palazzo Vecchio, the Medici initial residence before moving to Palazzo Pitti.

Around Palazzo Vecchio and the Loggia , are the group of Hercules and Caco, by Baccio Bandinelli, the copy of Michelangelo's David, the bronze of Donatello's Judith and Holofernes, the Rape of the Sabine Women by Giambologna and the Perseus of Benvenuto Cellini. The Uffizi, one of the greatest Museum and the most important collection in the world, is located next to the Palazzo Vecchio. Inside there are works by Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, the Flemish masters, Caravaggio.

Since the last room you enter the Vasari Corridor, opened once a year and open only after you have booked. This is an open corridor along about 1 km that connects the Uffizi Gallery to Palazzo Pitti, passing over the Ponte Vecchio and the Boboli Gardens. In the corridor are more than 700 paintings and the most complete collection of portraits of Italian and foreign artists from the fourteenth century to the contemporary age.

Oltrarno, the oldest part of Florence, is one jewels of the city and, within them, we run into architectural masterpieces and monuments. We recall, for example, remember the Carmine Church founded in 1268 and famous for the frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel in the fifteenth century made by Masaccio and Masolino. The visit to the districts Oltrarno is also an opportunity to discover the vocation of Florence and craft shops scattered along the lanes between sumptuous doorways, low houses and hidden gardens. And 'the world of goldsmiths, shoemakers, silversmiths, wood carvers and decorators, printers and bookbinders, blacksmiths and shoemakers.

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