The city of Florence still possesses the greatest collection of Renaissance art on earth. Wandering beside the Arno, gazing at the frescoes of Masaccio, the heroic figures of Donatello and Michelangelo and the dome of Brunelleschi, the city’s most famous landmark, you can truly relive that exciting era. The most astonishing thing of all is that the streets and squares of Florence remain virtually unchanged since the age of the Medici.

Florence has undergone a second Renaissance in recent years and is now home to some of the most exciting new designers, artists, artisans and restaurants in all Italy. Allow us to introduce you to a Florence that only the best-connected visitors get to see.

“Everything about Florence seems to be coloured with a mild violet, like diluted wine”

Henry James