In Florence every stone, every bridge, every building tells a story. Figures such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Lorenzo De' Medici, Michelangelo, Donatello, Machiavelli and even Dante have spent the most creative years of their lives here.. The city is comparable to a treasure chest, surrounded by hills that seem painted by an artist. The Bernini Palace, in the heart of the historic center, has created various itineraries that allow guests to discover Florence and its surroundings from various points of view.
The hotel as a starting point for many adventures
The Bernini Palace is ready to surprise guests with many tailor-made proposals. Just ask the "Golden Keys" Concierges to plan transfers, book guides, experiences and tours, and purchase museum tickets even at the last minute. With our help, you can dedicate yourself to a visit of the city, or shopping in the most famous fashion boutiques. Or you can plan a tour outside the city, strolling through wineries in the Chianti region, among breathtaking views, together with a professional sommelier; or you can discover the secrets of truffle hunting in the countryside, together with an expert and his dogs. Objective: going back home with unique and unparalleled memories.
Experiences in and around the city
Florence was a fundamental destination on the Grand Tour for four centuries. The Bernini Palace, also thanks to its location, is closely linked to the history of the city, and offers many themed itineraries. It starts from the Bargello Museum and arrives at the Medici Chapels, passing through the Renaissance Boboli Garden and the more baroque Bardini Garden. Don’t forget to add a visit to the Museum of the Opera del Duomo, the famous Doors of Paradise of Ghiberti's Baptistery and Brunelleschi's Dome, and finally an "exploration" outside Florence, to the Medici Villas of Petraia, Castello and Poggio a Caiano.
Families with children are amazed by a day in a local farm. A little adventure in a magical place, not far from the center of Florence (about 15/20 minutes by car) and right under the magnificent hills of Fiesole. We will set out to discover many animals such as - ducks, geese, goats, donkeys of the Amiata and Limousine cows. The enchantment of this place has conquered even Queen Victoria, portrayed in a picture while painting this same view. In the evening, you can admire the sunset over Florence while tasting the best local products.
The Arno is one of the symbols of Florence: through this river you can visit the city from an unusual point of view. You will board a historic wooden boat, the one that was once used by the "renaioli", the historical collectors used to build houses and palaces, and that only exceptionally carried people. A boat also called "barchetto", which today is used as a "gondola" but is 100% Florentine in origin. You will navigate together with an expert barcarolo, a guide who tells you about the history of the city passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the picturesque Ponte Santa Trinita and Ponte Carraia in a succession of historic buildings, and then offering an aperitif of prosecco.
Among the most special experiences that you can do there is finally the tour by hot air balloon over the rooftops of the city, which allows you to admire the Gothic bell tower of Giotto and Brunelleschi's dome, the bridges over the Arno, the streets of the historic center. The emotion of the flight is added to the wonder that arouses the landscape at thousands of meters high: you travel suspended over the city, while the world flows slowly under our feet.