Historical sources mention the area as far back as the 15th century. The designation Florenc was probably created after Charles IV allowed the Italians of Florence to settle in this area when the New Town was being founded in 1348.
Easy access to quality shopping centers is a matter of course thanks to placement in the center of Prague. Let us name at least the shopping arcade Millenium Plaza or the multifunctional building Palladium, Slovanský dům and shopping possibilities in Na Příkopech and Na Poříčí. The luxurious Hilton, Renaissance, Mariott and Axa hotels and Karlín Theater are in close proximity.
As for housing, Florenc is a great place to stay, because it is easy and fast to reach any place in Prague. It will take you approximately 10 minutes to get to the Powder Tower by foot.
In the wider historical center of Prague, the luxurious Florentinum constitutes a unique complex combining an exceptional setting with high-quality facilities. Florentinum as a whole is not merely an administrative building, but a living organism creating a pleasant place for work and life.
Benches, sidewalks, specific lighting, trees, plants twining around arches, all create plenty of pleasant corners and space for relaxation.
Na Poříčí, which has carried its name since 1894, is a significant Prague street where there are several architecturally interesting houses. The names of the old pubs from this street have been preserved to this day: U Labutě – still today, the Bílá labuť (White Swan) shopping center – built between 1938 and 1939 by the Brouk and Babka factory and architects Josef Kittrich and Josef Hrubý, U Rozvařilů, where the E.F. Burian Theater was situated, or the well-known pub U Bucků, where Josef Gočár created a remarkable building in the years 1921-1923, similar to the Riunione Adriatica building on Jungmannovo náměstí.
Nowadays, Na Poříčí is one of the liveliest streets of the New Town.