Gucci: A high end designer brand from Italy that sells leather goods, accessories, clothing and other items. Most might know about this brand from exclusive stores, magazines and celebrities. On September 2011, the Gucci Museo, opened its doors at the famous Piazza della Signoria. The location is very close in proximity with Michelangelo’s David statue (at the Accademia Gallery). Gucci celebrated its 90th anniversary with this one of a kind museum, providing an exhibit for Gucci pieces, art and history.
Inside the Gucci Museo, it is divided into these sections: Gucci exhibits (3 floors), bookstore and a cafe. The first floor has the cafe/restaurant, bookstore, icon store, ticketing and Gucci travel collection. The second floor has the handbags, flora world, contemporary art space. And the third floor shows the loafers, lifestyle, and logo.
Before I even entered the store, I was impressed with the location. It is right at the heart of Florence, near the Neptune fountain and walking distance from the statue of David. The building itself looked very historical, the design reminded me of the ancient Roman architecture. When I entered the store, I was assisted by a really wonderful staff. She guided me through the first floor and explained a bit about the museum. Then, I was off by myself to see the other floors. Also, I got this cool packet with Gucci Museo colorful photo cards with details at the back. It took me less than 1 hour to view the museum, but I think it was definitely worth it for 6 Euros.
Photography is not allowed at the Gucci exhibits.
Afterwards, I had a cup of tea at the cafe and just relaxed for a little while before heading out. The tea was served in a white Gucci cup, Gucci teapot and Gucci sugar cubes. And when I went to the bath room, the hand towels also had Gucci Museo imprinted. I totally loved the Gucci details!
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– Location: Piazza della Signoria 10 50100 Firenze, Italia
– Hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00
– Price: 6 Euros