When you think of what is intrinsically Italian, apart from the usual pizza and pasta another name that comes to mind is Gucci. A label that embodies the rich art, culture and history of Italy. It’s strong roots are set in Florence when the fashion was created in 1921 by the exceptional Guccio Gucci. Working in his small Florence based leather shop, Gucci might not have realised the impact his name would have in a very short period of time. Do we even need to delve into what a phenomenon Gucci has become today – it is its own culture!
Such history and culture is also captured and preserved in another place – the breathtaking Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. This hotel tranquil haven, set between two Renaissance palaces that are joined by an 11 acre walled garden. It feels as though you are walking through the centuries as majestic trees, statues, wildflowers and curving paths evoke a kind of Romantic elegance.