The Caffè Rivoire is located in Piazza della Signoria in Florence.
Enrico Rivoire, Savoia royal family chocolatier, was from Turin and brought to Florence the tradition of the typical hot chocolate from his hometown.Details
The Dante death mask plays a key role in Dan Brown’s Inferno novel.
This precious object is preserved in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, most specifically in a small andito (hallway) on the first floor, between the Apartments of Eleanor and the Halls of Priors.Details
The Hall of Geographical Maps is a room full of charm, located on the second floor of the Palazzo Vecchio. It features fifty-three geographical maps, depicting the world as it was known in the middle of the sixteenth century.
The environment was created by Giorgio Vasari between 1561 and 1565 by order of Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici to fulfill the dual function of cloakroom—the room where the most important documents were kept—and cosmography room.Details
Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is the first bridge ever built in Florence.
Historical sources indicate that Ponte Vecchio has been in place since at least the twelfth century, and we know that for a long time the Arno River was crossable only at this point.
Throughout its history, Ponte Vecchio has been renovated several times because of frequent floods, such as the one in 1333 that completely destroyed it.Details