It’s so easy to talk about Florence and its historic centre, and think about it as the “cradle of the Renaissance”. Florence became the center of humanism an d the Renaissance, transmitting this cultural movement to all major Italian and European courts.
Toward the end of the middle age- whose culture had also dominated with characters like Dante Alighieri e Francesco Petrarca - Florence seemed kissed by something magic, when unrepeatable excellence like Brunelleschi and Michelangelo made it known to the world.
So it’s normal, that in Florence began to think of protecting such a wealth of talent. In 1563 for wanting of Grand Duke Cosimo I de 'Medici joined the Academy and the Society of Arts and Design to provide adequate supervision to the artistic production of the ever growing city.
In 1784 Peter Leopold of Tuscany thought to establish the “Accademia Delle Belle Arti” to improve the division of tasks of teaching and the protection of the existing heritage.
What interests us, above all, is that today is a place of cult, it’s well known and sought all over the world. Its more than a thousand students also comes from Iran, Japan, China, from all Europe, attracted by the fame of art museums like the Uffizi Gallery, highlight of the city.
Staying at Hotel Palazzo Vecchio in center of Florence we will arrive to the academy gallery in less than ten minutes by walk, journey the charm of the city heart.
Just follow the Via Guelfa and there, at the insertion with Via Ricasoli, you will find the Accademia Delle Belle Arti and nearby the Accademia Gallery, where you can see the amazing Michelangelo's David, that marvel of art that shows us in the world.
Above all, Hotel Palazzo Vecchio will be happy to offer a booking service for the Academy and the Uffizi Gallery, which is just at about 1.4 km. But a walk of twenty minutes in the historical center of Florence, in the direction along the Arno, rather than a burden, it is an honor. Encountered on the places that make the city one of the most well-known everywhere: Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, the seat of the municipality.