This volume allows the reader to discover the history of
Palazzo Vecchio and its art by using a special key of interpretation, one which
shows how viticulture, wine production and wine consumption and trade have been
of utmost importance for the lords of Florence and for the city’s government
from the Middle Ages right up to the present, focusing especially on the Medici
The paintings, sculptures and decorations of the civic palace of Florence thus
become precious elements with which to read the political, economic and social
history of the city and its surrounding landscape. They tell a story marked by
good taste and closely connected to the history of wine, which accompanies and
brightens all our lives.
Texts by Massimo Montanari, Valentina Zucchi, Elisabetta Stumpo, Zeffiro Ciuffoletti, Giovanni Cipriani, Francesco Martelli, Anna Maria Pult Quaglia.