If you are visiting Florence this winter you’ll find art in every corner of the city. To prove this key principle we are bringing you today a great example of the aristocratic Firenze society represented in the Carriage museum, housed in the different rooms of the Pitti Palace.
Fine examples of five different carriages used by the Lorraine and Savoy court during the XVIII and XIX century is what you will find when visiting the Carriage Museum.
The oldest carriage that can be seen in the museum is a coupé used for drives in the city, with a luxurious decoration. Its original owner is unknown but taking into account the quality of the carriage manufacture it is supposed the owner was a noble and a refined gentlemen.
But the museum’s most important piece is the silver carriage, whose decoration seems to be taken out of a fairytale. During the first years of the XIX century, the silver carriage belonged to the king of Naples, Ferdinand II di Borbone, and was later brought to Florence by the Savoys, who addressed this new acquisition to their own collection.
If you are interested in finding more about this enchanting museum, come to Florence and don’t forget to book a room at Il Salviatino which has a cradle of history in its own.