Outside the Bernini Palace, on a marble plaque of the wall, we can read this line of the Paradise poem of Dante: "Nel picciol cerchio s'entrava per porta che si nomava da quei della pera". It recalls the Della Pera family, ancient owner of the palace and symbolizes the historical and deep connection between the Hotel and Florence, because nothing happens by chance in this unique city.
In the heart of Florence, face to face with the Renaissance birthplace
Walking in Florence is like a stroll through history or browsing the page of a marvellous illustrated book. Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance and the native and artistic home of Dante, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Donatello and many other artists with immortal fame. Beside the Bernini there are Palazzo Vecchio, political symbol of the city from the time of the Republic, Palazzo Pitti, tied to the Medici family, Santa Maria Novella, with its typical decorative style, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Santa Croce. Ideas and talents have always bloomed here: the name Firenze means indeed florentia, blooming. At every step we discover a fascinating history, from the time of Guelfi, Ghibellini, of Lorenzo il Magnifico, of the Medici family and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany to the annexation to Italy and to the brief period of Florence Capital of the Italian Kingdom.