In the historic center of Florence, in a very convenient location close to the most beautiful and notable monuments of the city, licensed 15-key luxury hotel with garden. The building, a 16th-century historic palazzo, has been finely restored and adapted to its new destination, mixing historic elements with modern and elegant finishes. The ground floor includes a cozy restaurant with an outdoor dining space and a professional kitchen.
The building is located not far from the Fortezza da Basso and all the services are available in the immediate vicinity. From Florence one can easily reach many of the cities of Tuscany in less than two hours (San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Greve in Chianti, Monteriggioni, Siena, Pienza…). The airport of Florence is just 8 km away but the terminals of Bologna, Pisa, Perugia and Rome are very convenient as well.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING
The hotel (15 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms, up to 33 guests) has been created inside a 16th-century historic palazzo, finely restored and adapted into an accommodation business. Floors are all connected by an elevator:
- Basement: technical rooms;
- Ground floor: reception, professional kitchen, breakfast/restaurant room with bar, service bathroom, single bedroom and disabled-friendly double bedroom. On the rear, the building features a cozy garden (100 sqm – 1,076 sqft) that also leads to a suite made up of triple bedroom, sitting/dining room with cooking corner.
- First floor: three double bedrooms, single bedroom, triple bedroom and quadruple bedroom;
- Second floor: three double bedrooms, two triple bedrooms and single bedroom.
In 2017 the building has been structurally consolidated and the systems were all updated. Windows are all soundproof and equipped with mosquito-nets; bedrooms all feature private bathroom and air conditioning, offering their guests TV, mini cooler and ADSL connection (both wired and wireless).
Finishes of the hotel have been carefully chosen and the building exhibits a mix of historic traits (wooden beams, marble flooring) and modern characteristics such as led lighting system, vividly painted walls, ample windows and minimalist furniture.
The breakfast room, if required, can also be used for company meetings and small conferences. The kitchen is fully equipped to serve a restaurant but, at the moment, the hotel only offers this service only upon request. Opening the restaurant to the public would allow increasing the income of the business. The outdoor paved space surrounding the garden is ideal to place tables and chairs for the guests, increasing the number of guests the restaurant can serve.
WHAT TO SEE IN FLORENCE
The hotel, thanks to its central position in the heart of Florence, allows reaching many of the most interesting landmarks in the city on foot. Ranked by distance these are the imposing Medicean Fortezza da Basso (400 m; 5’), the church of Santa Maria Novella (600 m; 7’) next to the central station, Palazzo Medici (650 m; 8’) and the adjacent Basilica di San Lorenzo decorated by Michelangelo and Brunelleschi (550 m; 7’), Piazza del Duomo with its incredible cathedral (850 m; 10’), Piazza della Signoria (1.2 km; 15’), the beautiful and unique Ponte Vecchio (1.4 km; 15’), the Uffizi Gallery (1.5 km; 15’), the church of Santo Spirito in Oltrarno (1,6 km; 20’), the church of Santa Croce with the tombs of many Italian artists (1.7 km; 20’), the impressive Palazzo Pitti (1.7 km; 20’) and finally the unique and wonderful panoramic terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo (2.8 km; 35’).
What’s more, the many shops and boutiques in the historic center of Florence can be easily reached in a few minutes’ walk.