Lorenzo & Lorenzo Bed and Breakfast is located under the magic Piazzale Michelangelo. It is the most famous observation point of the splendid City view, reproduced on countless postcards and a must for anyone visiting the city. It was built in 1869 designed by the architect Giuseppe Poggi on a hill just south of the city center, on completion of refurbishment works on the left bank of the Arno river. Since that year, Florence was capital of Italy and the whole city was involved in an urban renewal, the so-called cleansing or rebirth of bourgeois town: the riversides were created; on the right bank, instead of the fourteenth century walls were open the avenues in the way of the boulevards; on the left bank was traced, winding up the hill of San Miniato, the Viale dei Colli, a panoramic road lined 8 kilometers long, was built at the peak of the square, which privileged panoramic terrace over the city.
In 5 minute walk from our B&B you will reach the magnificent Ponte Vecchio. It is a symbol of the city of Florence and one of the most famous bridges in the world. It cross the river Arno at its narrowest, where in ancient times there was a ford. Built next to a crossing of the Roman era, the Old Bridge was until 1218 the only bridge crossing the Arno in Florence. The bridge, as we see it today was build in 1345 after a severe flood destroyed the previous year. During World War II, German troops destroyed all the bridges in Florence, except this one. However blocked the access to the bridge, destroying the two medieval buildings on either side. On November 4, 1966, the Ponte Vecchio miraculously endured the huge wave of water from the Arno in flood, which broke its banks causing the flood of Florence. On the Ponte Vecchio you can see a beautiful part of Corridoio Vasariano.
Pitti Palace was the main residence of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany was inhabited by the Medici, from Lorraine and Savoy. Inside Al It is situated south side of nature : an art gallery ( the Palatine Gallery, with works by Raffaello, Tiziano, and still others). Arranged in accordance with their eighteenth-century paintings , the monumental apartments , modern art gallery and even the Boboli gardens and access to Corridoio Vasariano. The monumental Boboli Gardens are one of the best examples in the world of Italian gardens. Corridoio Vasariano is an elevated passageway that connects the Palazzo Vecchio with the Pitti Palace passing by the Uffizi and over the Ponte Vecchio.
Duomo Square is in the heart of the historic center of Florence. It is dominated by the cathedral and buildings related as Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni, although the hypothetical line between Via de Martelli and Via Calzaiuoli divides the square into two sections, with the Baptistery in the homonymous square San Giovanni. The massive cathedral of Florence is one of the most important architectural works of the period between the Gothic and the Renaissance , and one of the largest and most beautiful cathedrals of Europe , at the time the largest, now the third largest after San Pietro in Rome and St. Paul in London. It was begun, by order of the Signoria in 1296 by the architect Arnolfo di Cambio in the site of the ancient cathedral of Santa Reparata. The problem of the construction of the dome was resolved after long debates by Brunelleschi, who, beginning in 1418, rose to the role of the first Renaissance architect.
Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria in Florence is the seat of the municipality of the city. It is the best combination of civil fourteenth century architecture and one of the most well-known civic buildings in the world. Originally called "Palazzo dei Priori" or "Palagio Novo" became in the fifteenth century "Palazzo della Signoria", named after the main body of the Florentine Republic; in 1540 it became Palazzo Ducale, where the Duke Cosimo I de Medici as a residence; finally, the name Vecchio hired him in 1565 when the court of Duke Cosimo moved to the "new " Pitti Palace. From 1865 to 1871 it was the seat of the Italian Parliament, and now houses the Mayor of Florence, and various municipal offices. There is also a museum, which allows you to visit the magnificent rooms where they worked, among others, Agnolo Bronzino, Ghirlandaio, Vasari and where an exhibition of works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio.
Bed and Breakfast Lorenzo & Lorenzo is located in a strategic position few steps from Piazzale Michelangelo and City Centre where you can visit all best architectural and historical beauties of Florence.
The town of Fiesole is situated on a high hill about 300 meters above sea level about 6 kilometers from Florence, and is a popular tourist destination for the beauty of the surrounding landscape and its historical and cultural treasures. Fiesole is located on a double hill overlooking the valley of the Arno and the Mugnone. The center of the town is Piazza Mino da Fiesole , where are the Romanesque Cathedral , the Palace Altoviti, and the Municipality. Near, in the west side of the square, there is the Church of San Francesco. Always near Piazza Mino, but heading north, is the entrance to the Roman Theatre. In addition to theater, perfectly preserved, are the remains of a necropolis of Roman baths and some other buildings of late- imperial. A few meters from the Roman Theatre is the entrance of the Bandini Museum, which houses an important and extensive collection of ceramics by Della Robbia.