Florence is a city of enormous value, as much historically as artistically and culturally, which all blends in an exciting match with the beating heart of city life, that is, the Piazza della Signoria.
If You need a hotel near Florence historical centre, Golden Tower Hotel, allows you to visit the city and both enjoy all the luxury and opulence it offers, thanks to accurate reconstruction of the ancient Strozzi home.
A five minute walk away is the political centre of Florence, the Piazza della Signoria, named after the palazzo of the same name that was the headquarters of the Priori delle Arti, governors of Florence from late 1200, and is today known as Palazzo Vecchio.
Dominated by the Clock Tower, within is the Sala dei Cinquecento, the biggest of the three halls set up in Italy for a civil government and which is home to some breathtaking works of art, among them the frescoes on the ceiling, masterpieces by Leonardo and Michelangelo.
Outside the palazzo are many sculptures which define the unique view of the piazza, among them the famous David by Donatello, symbol of the people who with the help of God overcame the tyranny of the powerful, or Hercules and Cacus by Bandinell, which depicts victory over evil through strength and cunning.
But a highly respectable collection of statues can also be found in the Loggia della Signoria, a structure of Gothic columns with classic arches, typically Florentine, which served as a balcony for speeches, to address the crowd in official ceremonies and was then used to house the Medici collection, which counts among its best pieces ‘Perseus’ by Cellini and ‘The Rape of the Sabine Women’ by Giambologna.
Further enriching the artistic and cultural value of Florence is the Galleria degli Uffizi, with Florentine and Italian works among the most famous in the world, which leads you on a journey of discovery highlighting the evolution of art, with works from Giotto to Botticelli, from Michelangelo to Caravaggio, which makes it one of the most internationally respected museums.
A hotel in Florence centre, such as the Golden Tower Hotel, means you will have all of this whilst being pampered in the lap of luxury, with five star services and gifts in your rooms. Particularly the room in the Strozzi tower, surrounded by sixteenth century frescoes, furnishings in wood and marble, but without giving up the latest technology including satellite LCD TV, internet connection and much more.
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