FLORENCE GUIDE

Montecatini Terme is a small thermal town located at a short distance to Florence: only 30 minutes by car and in 55 minutes by train.
Grand Hotel Tettuccio is an elegant 4 star hotel located in the main avenue of town, in the heart of city center facing the SPA establishment and the huge thermal park. We offer a comfortable accommodation and high quality services: rich buffet breakfast, free private parking and high- speed wi-fi in all hotel area.
Our restaurant offers typical tuscan cuisine and italian food, the best way to relax after a sightseeing day out in Florence.

Florence also nicknamed “culla del Rinascimento”, is the city symbol of Tuscany whit amazing monuments, Churches and famous historical buildings with a typical architecture of Renaissance period.
Florence attracts every year million of visitors from around the world with its incredibile buildings as the Cathedral Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower , Brunelleschi’s Dome and Palazzo Strozzi.
Other important landmarks in Florence are Ponte Vecchio, the Signoria square and Uffizi’s Gallery one of most famous museums in the world, inside this there are paintings of famous artists as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo and Caravaggio.
A real must is the Michelangelo square with its breathless view looking over the wonderful Florence..

Palazzo strozzi each month offers many and interesting art exhbition:

  • 26 th September – 24 th January: “Palazzo Strozzi – sacred art from Van Gogh to Fontana”: In this event there are a lot of works of famous italian and International artists as Morelli, Previati, Chini, Casorati, Wildt, Guttuso, Fontana, Van Gogh, Millet, Munch, Rodin, Picasso, Max Ernst, Rouault, Dix and Max Beckmann.
  • March- July 2016 : “ The Avant-gard of after World War II and collections of Guggenheim” : This event is dedicated at Guggenheim’s collections and it tells about the inception of new avant-gards.

For mor info: www.palazzostrozzi.org

In Florence there are also many folk events as “IL CALCIO FIORENTINO” and “LO SCOPPIO DEL CARRO”.
Calcio Fiorentino is a similar football competition from four city neighborhoods. This event has ancient origin and a participants play games dressed in costumes typical of the XVI century. At the same time there is the parade of historical motorcade.

For more info:www.calciostoricofiorentino.it

In the Easter morning takes place a manifestation of “scoppio del carro“, this is a religius event. During the event, the wagon is pulledby oxen from Prato’s road to Duomo. At the end of the event is performed a show of fireworks.