Gucci Garden: A Modern Addition to the Florentine Tradition
Reevaluate your Florence travel plan and make sure that enough times are allocated for an awesome experience in the Gucci Garden.
Florence often tops the list of the most desired cities to visit among travelers all around the world, and for many great reasons. It is a city that has everything that a traveler can ask for – from its historic cathedrals, rich artisanal traditions, cozy neighborhoods, as well as a mesmerizing combination of museums and parks.
So, if you have never visited Florence, you must visit at least once in a lifetime. If you have already visited it, you are sure to want to come back for more. Let’s find out the reasons why from below.
A Plethora of Glorious Architecture
Florence is adorned with a lot of great architectural sites to wow its visitors with their intriguing structures, coupled with the tradition they behold. The Cathedral di Santa Maria del Fiore is certainly the most iconic, with its Brunelleschi’s dome and the Bell Tower photobombing almost all the cityscape shots of Florence. There is also the Basilica of San Lorenzo, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Bergello, etc.
Museums and Galleries with Priceless Masterpieces
The museums in Florence offer its visitors a collection envied by even some of the most culturally enriched nations in Europe. After all, it’s the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
The Uffizi Gallery is located near the city center and offers a glimpse of some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most acclaimed works. It also has a delightful collection of Michelangelo. His most iconic statue – David, though, can be seen by visiting Galleria dell’Accademia. Other attractions include the National Museum of Bargello, the Museo dell’ Opera del Duomo, etc.
The latest addition to this long list of amazing museums in Florence is the Gucci Garden. It is located at the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia and was previously known as the Gucci Museum in Florence.
As you can imagine from the name, it’s all about Gucci and was designed by its radical designer Alessandro Michele. It’s more than a museum, and more of a creative space that offers a comprehensive experience of fine dining, shopping, and museum experiences.
The first and the second floors are dedicated to the museum, which opens to the Guccification room; showcasing the ever-changing philosophy and design aesthetics of the iconic brand. As you continue your journey along with the galleries, you would get to know about the brand’s history, some of its legendary clientele, along with the evolution of the crest. There is also a lot of interactive installations, as well as a cinema projecting experimental films.
The place is named Gucci Garden metaphorically, symbolizing the perpetual nature of the beginning and return. It also houses the Michelin star fine dining restaurant Gucci Osteria by Massimo Bottura, a bookstore, and a boutique shop. The gallery charges € 8.00 for adults, with free entrance for people above 65 years of age and for the children.
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