Marzocco | accommodation Florence Italy
The "Marzocco" room of our accommodation in Florence is located on the 2nd floor of the historic building. The room has comfortable beds with memory foam mattresses, work desk, LCD TV, wi-fi, air conditioning, central heating, private en-suite bathroom with shower and hairdryer supplied, closet with safe and an elegant, modern atmosphere.
The window looks out on the small terrace of the B & B overlooking the main inner courtyard of the building.
Daily cleaning is every morning after 10 hours and we change sheets and towels every 3 nights. For additional changes we charge € 5 per person.
The story of the Marzocco
The "Marzocco" was the lion symbol of popular power in the Middle Ages. The statue was commissioned to Donatello from the Florentine Republic at the beginning of 1400 in honor of Pope Martin V visiting Florence. It was destined to decorated the papal apartments in Santa Maria Novella, then it was moved in Piazza della Signoria and the original is now in the Museo del Bargello while in the square remains a exact copy.
Donatello's Marzocco is a lion in "pietra serena" depicted while resting His paw on a shield, not randomly, representing the emblem and ancient symbol of Florence: the Florentine Lily or Lily BOTTONATO.