Palazzo Vecchio has been the symbol of the civil power of the city of Florence for over seven centuries.
The palace is attributed to Arnolfo di Cambio, who began to build it in 1299.Details
The Buontalenti Grotto in the Boboli Gardens is a fascinating place, where you feel as though you’re in a fairy tale. The Grotta di Buontalenti (also known as Grotta Grande or the Big Grotto) was built by Bernardo Buontalenti between 1583 and 1593, commissioned by Francesco I de’ Medici.Details
Dante Alighieri is the most illustrious and famous citizen of Florence.
Dante presence is everywhere in the city: in the place where his house once stood, in the little church where he met Beatrice, in the Baptistery where he was baptized and in many other places.Details
Robert Langdon has a favorite bookshop in Florence: the Anglo-American bookstore The Paperback Exchange, located in Via delle Oche, a few steps away from Piazza Duomo.
The protagonist of Inferno wants to reach the store to look for copies of The Divine Comedy, but he realizes that it is closed on Mondays, as are several other shops in Florence.Details
Florence – Yesterday afternoon, the Salone dei Cinquecento (Hall of the Five Hundred) was full of passionate readers as well as the merely curious: the fascinating subject and the congeniality of Dan Brown gave the audience a really interesting event.Details