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My friend and I decided we wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city so we walked to this garden. When we got there we discovered that it is privately owned by the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. It seems a bit...More
The park belongs exclusively to THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL.
Kind helpful gardener suggested that I buy a coffee and then have a wander....however had been walking all day, looked a bit like Worzel Gummage, and was slightly overawed by the grandeur and top...More
There are wonderful old trees here, which was what attracted us. The statuary lacks a cohesive artistic vision. It's at the back of the Four Seasons hotel so we had a couple of drinks at the bar (25 euro for two of us) and wandered...More
Date of experience: January 2016
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The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence, surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking students provides the tranquil surroundings for the elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read the daily newspaper. Home to several universities, including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
bridge connecting the modern cultural activity of Florence to its classic art, represented by the everlasting magnificence of the original David, resonates as a symbol of Florence and of Italy as a whole. Get lost in a Neoclassic world, a journey back in time through historic buildings like Spedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents), San Marco church, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, and natural jewels like the Botanical Gardens.