City & Culture
"You may have the universe if I may have Italy."
EAT AND VISIT CLOSE TO M7
If you are looking for an authentic Florentine meal, Perseus is your place. It propose ‘tastes of the past’ in a warm and pleasant environment, evocative of the Florentine rural culture, in the full respect of the typical hospitality of Tuscany’s land. Highly recommended is the house speciality; the Florentine steak (unforgettable!)
Fuoco Matto, expresses the best of the Italian culinary tradition.
A real authentic Italian meal, too often forgotten, made of ingredients that have a strong link with the territory. Genuineness of flavors, simplicity and inspiration. The wood oven Pizza is prepared with a dough that respects old tradition and their secret lies in the choice and quality of the basic ingredients.
In 1960 Aldo and Tosca Galanti opened the restaurant in Piazza della Libertà, in the centre of Florence. Since then Galanti has become the synonym of high quality gastronomy, whose roots are in the traditional country cuisine. Every dish is cooked with first quality ingredients and extra-virgin olive oil. You can also book meals for your home dinner, small parties or business meetings. Galanti offer choice of fine wines and cheese and other specialities, and also create much appreciated gift baskets full of exquisite delicacies.
One of Florence most historic cafes, in one of Florence most historic squares. Perfect location for a delicious Italian breakfast, a quick lunch or an aperitivo. Home made sandwiches, cakes, coffee and pastries all of great quality at a great value.
Galleria Dell'Accademia is the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David. The main halls at the Accademia also offers visitors works by great Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, Andrea del Sarto, Allessando Alloriand Orcagna, to name just a few of the painters.
Museo Nazionale di San Marco is an art museum housed in the monumental section of the medieval Dominican friary dedicated to St Mark, situated in Piazza San Marco.The museum, a masterpiece in its own right by the fifteenth-century architect Michelozzo and it contains the most extensive collection in the world of the works of Fra Angelico, known as Guido di Pietro. It also contains painting of various other highly acclaimed Italian artists.
The Basilica di San Lorenzo is one of the largest churches of Florence, situated at the centre of the city’s main market district, and the burial place of all the principal members of the Medici family. Filippo Brunelleschi, the leading Renaissance architect of the first half of the 15th century, was commissioned to design it, but the building, with alterations, was not completed until after his death. The church is part of a larger monastic complex that contains other important architectural and artistic works by Brunelleschi, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Matteo Nigetti.