Florence, capital of the region of Tuscany, has a population of around half a million inhabitants, spreads on the banks of the Arno, between the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian seas, almost in the middle of the Italian peninsula. It is a city which bustles with industry and craft, commerce and culture, art and science. In fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. In the 15th century, it came under the rule of the Medici family, who later became the Grand Dukes of Tuscany.
Florence remains one of the world's most beautiful cities which is why it is known as an artistic, architectural and cultural gem. In a relatively small area Florence contains a wealth of Rennaissance art treasures among streets that were once walked by their great creators like Michelangelo, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci.
The heart of the city is the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza della Signoria. The statues dominating the Piazza della Signoria remind of the major historical events of the city's past, moreover the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio still performs its original role as Florence's town hall.
The close-by Uffizi is the oldest gallery in the world with a collection of the greatest works of the Renaissance commissioned largely by the Medici family.
Home to the likes of Gucci and Ferragamo, Florence today also is known for style, both in past and present. Phalanxes of stylish boutiques line up alongside the galleries and palazzi.
The Convitto della Calza is a location that is unique for its fascination, atmos- phere, art and history. It is said today, to be one of the most charming destina- tions among Florence Venues. The Jesuit monks that lived in the Convitto from the 16th century on, wore a strip of cloth on their left shoulder that resembled a stocking (it. “calza”), which is the origin of the hospitality structure´s name.
There are also authentic masterpieces nearby the Convitto della Calza. The Church of the Santo Spirito facing the characteristic piazza of the same name, or the work of Brunelleschi, as well as the frescoes of Masaccio in the Brancacci Chapel of the Church of the Carmine, are in walking distance of the hotel and conference venue.
Convitto della Calza - Oltrarno Meeting Center
Piazza della Calza n. 6
50125 - FIRENZE
Tel.+49/ 055/2306141 Fax. 055/223912
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