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Art and Culture in Florence

Florence is the beating heart of Italian culture, where it is possible to admire the great beauty of art in all its splendor. The Tuscan capital houses very precious treasures that represent the legacy of an ancient history paved with monuments, museums, works of art, palaces and churches of the greatest artists of the past: from Michelangelo to Raphael, from Masaccio to Giotto and so on. Lungarno Collection accompanies its guests on an extraordinary tour of museums in Florence, where you can learn about the most appreciated works of art, buildings and museums that embellish the capital of Tuscany. If art awakens the soul and restores the spirit there is nothing better than a fantastic tour of the museums and beauties of Florence, face to face with the masterpieces that have written history.

Experience the City Among Palaces and Galleries

A universal symbol of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery is known throughout the world for the extraordinary works of art kept in its halls. Every year thousands of tourists flock to the Uffizi Gallery to admire up-close the incomparable beauty of the masterpieces of Giotto, Masaccio, Cimabue, Simone Martini, Piero Della Francesca, Leonardo, Botticelli, Raffaello and Caravaggio. The Gallery also boasts prestigious foreign names such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens, and many others. Thanks to the services provided by Lungarno Collection, guests can discover the treasures of Italian and foreign art in total relaxation, booking tickets in advance and relying on the accompaniment of the best guides who will embellish the tour with stories full of anecdotes and mysteries. Florence has never been so exclusive and on a human scale thanks to these wonderful tours tailored for art lovers.

Another historical place in Florence is Palazzo Strozzi, a symbol of Florentine wealth and home to one of the oldest families in the city. Starting from 1489, the Palace has been the landmark of Tuscan and Italian architecture. Visiting the building seems like going back in time and reliving the splendor of the Florentine Renaissance. To stay in Florence and enjoy an artistic holiday of relaxation and fun, Hotel Lungarno is the ideal choice, characterized by a magnificent collection of Italian graphics.

You cannot miss a visit to the Accademia Gallery, where you can admire the real David by Michelangelo in all its statuary beauty since it was removed in 1873 from Piazza della Signoria and transported into the scenography of the Academy. The David is in good company because it is possible to visit other works of the Florentine genius, such as “Prigioni” (“Prisons”) or “San Matteo” (“Saint Matthew”).

Florence: Union of Art and Fashion

Florence is not only the homeland of Italian art and culture but also of fashion. New trends mingle in a lively and creative mix and give life to the Ferragamo Museum in Florence, an exhibition space dedicated to the history and international activity of the fashion designer Salvatore Ferragamo, who the Americans renamed “the shoemaker of the stars”. The fashion designer hailing from Irpinia, after making his fortune in the United States and becoming a Hollywood star for his creations, decided to return to his homeland and set up his second home in Florence. Ferragamo was a true pioneer of the times with his bizarre creations and designs, pure design objects of art that were the inspiration for the fashion designers of that time and of following epochs. The entire story about him and much more of the Italian fashion designer can be admired at the Ferragamo Museum in Florence.