Palaces and Churches of Florence
Discover the soul of the city, hear your footsteps echo in the silence of the beautiful churches and explore the palaces of the most important families of Florence. How about a walk through the halls of Palazzo Strozzi and Palazzo Rucellai or a wine tasting in the renowned wine cellar of Palazzo Antinori.
Visit the Santa Maria del Carmine Church with its frescoes by Masaccio, the Santa Maria del Fiore Basilica with Brunelleschi's Dome and the Santa Maria Novella Church with its crucifix by Giotto. Feel like English travelers from the nineteenth-century walking through the Basilica of the Holy Cross among the tombs of Michelangelo, Leon Battista Alberti, Galileo Galilei, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Ugo Foscolo.
We also recommend a visit to the Church of Santa Trinita with its famous Sassetti Chapel by Domenico Ghirlandaio. Looking closely at the frescoes, you may discover the profile of the Palazzo Spini Ferroni with its crenellated tower. In 1934 Salvatore Ferragamo bought this beautiful building to open his first historic store and as a seat for his workshop. Welcome back to the heart of the Lungarno Collection.