taverna

An ancient image of Florence. In the era Medici, the most famous tavern in the city was to “Snail”

The book John Lucas Dubreton Daily life in Florence at the time of the Medici, It is a precious mine of interesting information on the main issues Florentine everyday at the time of maximum splendor of the city, which as everyone knows, She occurred between the '400 and' 500, coinciding with the power of Medici.

The author, Inter alia, It informs us that at the time, in the heart of Florence, there were a large number of hotels e taverne and that the latter, in particular, They were well attended by men.

The Taverna Snail, It located near the Old Market, It was one of the best known and every night was filled with people rather coarse and devoted to vice of’alcohol; in conclusion, such local, generally, He was full of drunks, but not only.

I merchants, the maximum and rich expression of the middle class times, when the family was in the country and they were never invited by friends, They ate here and, usually, They fell only to sleep at home (Information comes from John Lucas Dubreton, Daily life in Florence at the time of the Medici, BURRizzoli) (Photo gives: firenze-online.com).