Alessandra Gardin

Florence tourist guide


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Are you fond of fashon? Your official licensed tourist guide of Florence proposes a tour, custom made for you. We wil start with a nice walk through the city centre, stopping in front of the most famous boutique, talking about the history of the numerous italian brands, which made and still make the history of fashion. We will pass close to Palazzo Pucci, where the designer Emilio Pucci, who created the brand, lived and where now we have the seat of the Maison Pucci. The Museum inside is open to public only during the Florence  Fashion Week in June. Then we will cross the Signoria square to reach the Palazzo della Mercatanzia, the medioeval seat of the Tribunal of Merchants, which nowadays hosts the Gucci Museum, the so called Gucci Garden. Through Republic square we will reach via Tornabuoni, the street of the world famous fashion brands and we will walk along it looking at the magnificent shop windows to get to Palazzo Spini Feroni, seat of Ferragamo Museum. The austere building hosts periodically thematic exhibitions dedicated to the  Ferragamo tradition or to experimenting new eco-sustainable materials or beeing inspired by figurative art.
Crossing Santa Trinita bridge and following via Maggio, we will reach the Pitti Palace, the main destination of our tour. The visit of the Galleria della Moda e del Costume will be an astonishing experience. The museum hosts a unique collection of female and male dresses and accessories from the XVIII century to nowadays. Most of them were donated. Considering the difficulty of preserving the delicate  fabrics and textiles, the collection of more than 7000 pieces cannot be shown in a ongoing way. Therefore every six months they change the display, organizing temporarly exhibitions, showing part of them according to different themes.There is also a permanent collection, in a special dark room, showing the dresses of Cosimo de' Medici (the first Granduke of Florence), his wife Eleonor of Toledo, and his son don Garcia. Enjoy the tour! Reseve it!