… cradle of the “Renaissance” era, today it represents one of the most famous cities in the world for its masterpieces, the precious “Uffizi Gallery”, the “Vasari” corridor, Palazzo Vecchio … and much more! It is just 46 km from Villa Mannelli.
In the Middle Ages it was an important artistic, cultural, commercial, political, economic and financial center. In the modern age it played the role of capital of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany from 1569 to 1859 which, with the rule of the Medici and Lorraine families, became one of the richest and most modern states. The various political vicissitudes, the financial and mercantile power and the influences in every field of culture have made the city a fundamental crossroads of Italian and European history.