Meet, Eat, and More: The Pleasure of Public Spaces
Florence has long been regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The birthplace of the Renaissance and influential artists like Michelangelo, Donatello, and DaVinci, part of what makes this metropolis so pleasing to the eye is the legacy these individuals left behind – the architecture, sculpture, frescoes, and paintings that adorn its public spaces.
Such spaces have long been important to the history and character of the city, whether it’s the town squares, bustling markets, or lush parks and gardens. Locals as well as tourists uses these areas for doing business, eating a meal, catching up with friends and loved ones, or a temporary place to take pause during a long day.
The Four Seasons Hotel Firenze continues on this long tradition as a traveller destination known for not only its exquisite rooms and incomparable amenities, but also for the quality and abundance of its public space. Made up of two buildings, the 15th century Palazzo della Gheradesca and the 16th century Palazzo della Conventino, both of which frame the Giardino della Gheradesca, a private botanical garden spanning 35,000 square meters, the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze forms its own sanctuary within a sanctuary.
Unlike other hotels, where some suites take up more square footage than the entire lobby, this ample amount of landscape means guests could spend days exploring the grounds, whether it’s roaming the centuries-old private park or taking a post-meal stroll amidst world-class masterpieces. When they chose to go into the city (and they eventually will) it’s a short 20 minutes away. There, an entirely new series of public spaces beckon, a feast for all five senses. It’s hard to imagine it getting any better.