Visit a church in a prison, learn how Florence became the centre of hermetism during the Renaissance and where you
can still find traces of it today, escape from the crowds of tourists to visit little-known artistic masterpieces, head off
to hunt for the 34 plaques displaying quotes from the “Divine Comedy”, fill up your tank at a vintage service station,
have your children count the number of bees sculpted on the monument to the glory of Ferdinand I, look for the last
wine distributors of the Renaissance, notice the minuscule windows designed to let children look out quietly onto
the street, visit superb private gardens that even the Florentines don’t know about, learn how the purple colour of the
Fiorentina football team is connected to the pee of a Florentine crusader in Palestine . . .
Far from the crowds and usual clichés, Florence holds many well-hidden treasures that are revealed only to the city’s
inhabitants or travellers who know how to step off the beaten track. An essential guide for those who think they know
Florence well or for those looking to discover the hidden side of the city.
Verlag: Jonglez Verlag
AutorInnen: Rinaldi Niccolò
Seiten/Umfang: 320 S.