Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

Piazza della Santissima Annunziata (Florence)

Is one of the most beautiful squares and stylistically harmonious not only of the city but of all Italy, perhaps the first European example of town planning. On it overlooks the basilica, the Brunelleschi's Spedale degli Innocenti, the Loggia dei Servi di Maria, Palazzo Budini Gattai and the National Archaeological Museum.

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At the Center stands the monument to Grand Duke Ferdinand I. The stand houses the bronze plaque "MAIESTATE TANTUM" where so many bees, arranged in a circle, are all aimed toward the Center where the Queen Bee. The Queen Bee is the Grand Duchy and community APIs laboriosa. Count them without mark is almost impossible for this who is said to be able to count the bees, gaze fixate only on, without touching them or indicate, will see their desire come true.

The always open and always closed by Palazzo Budini Gattai

There is a curious legend of ghosts on the room that is the last right window on the top floor, about a noblewoman that awaited the return of her beloved departed for war, sitting sewing on a bench next to the window. The man never did return and the woman remained attached to that room and the view from the window until he died. Taking away his body after death someone attempted to close the window, but it sparked an uproar that forced the family to reopen the window and from then on would always be maintained at least ajar, with the blinds raised to allow you to always look at the square.

The origin of the legend may have been the fantasy lit from the point to appeal the equestrian statue of Ferdinand I de ' Medici, who is said to coincide with the bedroom window of a wife loved Griffins clandestinely, forced by her husband to keep the window closed.



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