Beautiful Palaces of Via Tornabuoni in Florence

Via Tornabuoni Florence
Via Tornabuoni Florence

It is along via Tornabuoni that you will admire the most beautiful Renaissance Palaces that the powerful Florentine families have built, the most exclusive luxury shops and the most elegant residences. It is also on Via Tornabuoni 19 in the Palazzo Larderel/Giacomini that you can rent a luxury apartment for 5 people.

Let’s start from Piazza Santa Trinita, a triangular square close to the Arno river bordered by the 14th century Palazzo Spini Feroni, headquarters of the worldwide famous luxury leather goods Ferragamo, by the Palazzo Bartolini Salembini and by the “Santa Trinita” Church.
Then, following the street which is now pedestrian your eyes are caught by many different points of atraction . There is so much to see! The fashion shops? You will find renowned Italian fashion designers: the Florentine Gucci, founded in 1906 and particularly known for its leather goods, bags and shoes; Emilio Pucci and his colorful patterns, Roberto Cavalli, with his wild prints. And the other Italian fashion brands: Prada, Max Mara, Tods…Looking for Italian jewelry shops? There is Bulgari and Pomellato. Children wear? Of course Gucci, but also Baroni founded in Florence in 1912…And fashion is also for men who can also participate in their window shopping as all main fashion brands also have lines for men.

Gucci Via Tornabuoni Florence
Gucci Via Tornabuoni Florence

One interesting shop with good buys is Vittorio di Giacomo, in Palazzo Larderel, al 19 va Tornabuoni. Looking for exclusive beauty products? In front of the San Gaetano church, at the end of the street, you will find the Officina de Tornabuoni, also in Palazzo Larderel, a beautiful palace designed by the architect Giovanni Dosio.
Wishing to have an elegant bite? There is the historic Procacci, a discrete small shop founded in 1885, famous for its specialties made with truffles, a Florentine institution!
Beyond window shopping Via Tornabuoni is also most unique or its Renaissance palaces that border the street. Look at their inviting entrances. If their massive doors are opened, have a glance inside! Raise your head and admire their “cornices” (ornamental ledges of a palace)! Most palaces, including Palazzo Larderel have the family coat of arms on the corners or on their front. Palaces have also courtyards and the apartment for rent in Palazzo Larderel has a splendid internal terrace surrounded by jasmine. Spending one week or more in such a Palace in the heart of Florence is a real treat!

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