Florence: You never know what you’ll find behind a closed door

Today, we had the privilege of getting a private tour of the Palace, one of the properties owned by the Budini-Gattai family, who also own the Villa where we just had our ten-day writing/yoga/cultural exploration retreat.

Rodolfo, our host at the Villa, the 12th of 13 children of his generation of Budini-Gattais, and his wife, Virginia, gave us a remarkable and intimate tour of the Palace, where they live when they’re in Florence, along with several other family members.

The Palace is also used as a site for weddings and other special occasions. And right on the other side of their back garden wall is the David statue!

Scroll through these pictures and come on a tour with me!

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