JANTIENA TOURS THE HISTORY OF FLORENCE THROUGH ARCHITECT FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI AND THE ELEGANT HOTEL BRUNELLESCHI!
Jantiena Fieyra is the host of the popular new travel-lifestyle magazine TV program where she travels the world “…to bring Europe to the USA and the USA to Europe.”
In this program Jantiena Fieyra tours the history of Florence through the architect Filippo Brunelleschi and the most elegant namesake hotel: The Hotel Brunelleschi, located in the heart of Forence, Italy.
The historic beauty of Florence, located along the Arno River, is evident with every footstep, such as the “Old Bridge”, Ponte Vecchio, which due to its beauty was the only bridge not destroyed by the Germans in World War II; allegedly by order of Hitler himself.
You may travel along the fashion street of Via Tornabuoni, or you may visit the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria with typical sidewalk cafes while admiring famous statues and works of art — or maybe even discover works of art known only to Florentine locals such as Michelangelo’s secret portrait carved into the stone wall of the Palazzo Vecchio.
And around the corner but a few paces is the popular place of gathering, the Piazza della Repubblica, where you can hear the horse drawn carriages nearby from the Piazza del Duomo – home of the Brunelleschi Dome, all centrally located around the block-long Hotel Brunelleschi located in the Piazza Santa Elisabetta, home of the 1000 year old Byzantine Pagliazza Tower, reportedly the oldest tower in all of Florence.
Centrally located in the heart of the historic centre of Florence, the Hotel Brunelleschi is within walking distance of many of the popular destinations within the capital city of Tuscany. By simply stepping out the front door of the hotel, one will find himself instantly transcending time into the cultural history of our Renaissance forefathers.
Although the structural origins of the Hotel Brunelleschi stem from at least the 6th century with its circular Byzantine Tower and the medieval Church of San Michele in Palco from the 12th century, the hotel has been entirely reconstructed with all modern amenities, but still preserving the characteristics of its original buildings from centuries gone past. And preserved within its own museum,which you will visit, are the original architectural ruins discovered during its restoration.
But most remarkable of all are the truly breathtaking views of Florence from almost any part of the Hotel Brunelleschi.
But that is not all! You will be able to meet the Executive Chef Simone Bertaccini, who will show you how to make an incredible dish of Italian Tortelli (ravioli) and serve a typical Tuscany cuisine to Jantiena and President Teresa Becagli! But not before you get to take a special tour with Jantiena and Simone to one of the local markets and see some of the typical foods available for selection at the Tuscany market!
Experience some of the fabulous history of Florence — the Brunelleschi Dome and Hotel Brunelleschi!