Via delle Pinzochere
The street that hosts our Florence Bed & Breakfast, is one of the most typical and ancient streets of the historic centre of Florence; it is very quiet, it runs from the Church of Santa Croce up to Via Ghibellina just in front of Casa Buonarroti, once property of the sculptor Michelangelo.
The house was later converted into a museum dedicated to the artist http://www.casabuonarroti.it
The street is named after the Gate of the Pinzochere, nowadays walled-in, which was situated on the northern side of the church. This name was given to the gate because every morning at daybreak, the Pinzochere (grey robed Franciscan tertiaries) passed through it with buckets and brushes, since they were in charge of keeping the church clean and in order.
Just in front of the Bed & Breakfast, you can see an important building, erected in the XVIth century by the Da Cepparello family, probably on a design by Giuliano da Sangallo.
Around almost all of the facade of the building there is a running stone bench, where passers-by can stop to have a rest.