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Bed and Breakfast Casa Pratolini - by Gattopardo - Florence, B&B in Florence Historic Center, Piazza Signoria
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The Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of the historical centre of Florence, between the wonderful Piazza della Signoria and the Dome.  The apartment sits in an ancient “palazzo”, dating back to 1200, which was the birthplace and residence of the writer Vasco Pratolini.

Situated on the first floor of the building, the atmosphere recalls medieval Florence, where you will find typical antique décor, precious items of furniture, works of art and beautiful rugs, under a vaulted ceiling with frescoes and wooden beams.  The apartment has also been renovated throughout, adhering to modern safety standards, in order to provide you with the utmost comfort.

Located at the point where via dei Magazzini opens out into Piazza della Signoria, Bed & Breakfast is an ideal location for visitors to Florence.  Stepping out of the main entrance you are only steps away of the most famous and visited sights of the historical centre of the city, with Piazza della Signoria in front of you and the Ponte Vecchio around the corner. 

Heading north, however, you will come across the house of Dante Alighieri, and within a radius of 100 metres you will find the marvellous Duomo (Florence’s main cathedral), the splendid via dei Calzaiuoli and the beautiful piazza Santa Croce.

The area also offers a rich selection of museums.  Only a few steps from the Bed & Breakfast is the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, a masterpiece of Medieval Florence, famous for its exhibition of sculptures and Renaissance works of art

Round the corner, in Piazza della Signoria, you will find the fabulous Palazzo Vecchio museum and the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous Museums in the world, displaying works of art from renowned artist such as Cimabue, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Caravaggio. 

The San Marco Museum, a former convent with very unique architecture, is also within very easy reach.

Florence is not just about the art however…

The streets surrounding the bed & breakfast are filled with fabulous boutiques for you to enjoy some great shopping, or to simply admire the enticing windows displaying Italian and international designer wear, top fashion labels, jewellery and craftsmen’s workshops, interspersed with plenty of restaurants where you can sample some of the fantastic local Tuscan cuisine.

In the evening, when Florence starts to sparkle, you can visit a selection of the numerous pubs with live music, wine bars, “trattorie” (local eateries) and, of course, music clubs

In the main squares or “piazzas” you will also find some entertaining street performers, singing and dancing, always delighted to involve you in the show.  As an artistic and historical city centre, unique to the world, filled with modern and trendy bars, Florence boasts a charming and delightful nightlife.

Staying with us you will experience a splendid apartment in the heart of the historical centre, offering the professionalism of a hotel and the hospitality of an Italian family, at an affordable price. 

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Casa Pratolini Bed and Breakfast - by Gattopardo - via dei Magazzini, 1 - 50122 Florence - Mob. +39 338673476 - Mob +39 3381269466 | E-mail
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