The double room “Chimera” our accommodation in Florence is located on the 2nd floor completely renovated in 2015. This beautiful room overlooking the inner courtyard of the Florentine palace and has very comfortable memory foam beds.
Bed: Double or two single beds, comfortable mattresses in memory foam
Bathrooms: En suite bathroom features shower, toilet, hairdryer, bubble bath and soap. Bath towels included.
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 Chimera
The “Chimera” is a monster in Greek mythology who spits fire Also described in the Iliad.
A group of Etruscan artisans of the fifth century in the Arezzo area reproduced the Chimera in a bronze statue and buried it to preserve its status, then found in 1553 During the construction of the Medici’s fortifications.
The Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de ‘Medici Claimed it for His collection Exhibited and it publicly for a period in the lobby Leo X in Palazzo Vecchio. Subsequently it was Transferred to the Grand Duke’s study in the Palazzo Pitti as reported in His biography of Benvenuto Cellini.
In the seventeenth century, thanks to the finding of the tail by Giorgio Vasari, it was restored back to its original form.
In 1718 it was Transported to the Uffizi Gallery and subsequently moved at the Palazzo della Crocetta, now the Archaeological Museum of Florence.