A fascination with Florence has led historical, artistic, and literary celebrities to come from afar for brief or long stays. Florence has also been home to other intellectuals, artists, and luminaries who were born or settled there, to the point of becoming an integral part of its life. The first group includes Mozart, Leopardi, Dickens, Tchaikovsky, and Rilke. The second includes foreigners such as Böcklin, Stibbert, and Berenson, but also natives of Florence such as Collodi, Rosai, and Pratolini. All left traces documented in this book, which takes us to palazzi
and humble houses, villas and modest boarding houses, luxury streets and narrow lanes in popular districts. The authors reveal unusual facets of Florence and its environs, enlivening their text with a host of anecdotes and curiosities. A general map helps the reader to pinpoint the locations associated with the famous guests and distinguished citizens of the world’s most beautiful city.
A book for reading, visiting, and discovering.PDF format