When we arrived to the hotel it was really confusing where was the front desk as it is at the end of the corridor to the right, but when finally we found it, the front desk lady was really really nice and friendly. She took us to our room and gave us a tour of the hotel where she showed us the incredible terraces that the hotel have. The room was really nice, big and comfortable and we have a view of the Piazza della Trinita and the Tower where Salvatore Ferragamo main offices are (by the way we love the brand and the museum is really nice).
Also as I have mention the roof top terraces are really nice as you have an incredible view of Florence and the Arno River. In the afternoon, as there is a honor bar where the tea and coffee are free or charge, we sat and have a wonderful view of the sunset and how Florence lights start to become alive.
Breakfast was really really good, I loved the bruschettas, the prosciutto, fresh fruit, arancia rossa juice and cafe latte (by the way the coffee was really good).
I would gladly stay again at this hotel, it was really good our stay at it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We personally enjoy welcoming our guests, we wish to reinvent the concept of hospitality, and we have the inspiration to provide the warmth of home in every detail. This is how the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1, Florence came to be: a tower-house built in the mid-12th century by the Guelph family of Ruggerini. At the beginning of the 20th century, this palace became "Pensione Piccioli," and quickly turned into a privileged residence for aristocrats and English writers. Closed after the Great War, Pensione Piccioli reopened in 2001, as a Period Residence called "Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1." Thanks to attentive restoration to preserve all its original charm, the evocative ambiance of the Palace on Via Tornabuoni has regained life and warmth. This magnificent complex is considered one of the typical "tower-houses" of Mediaeval Florence, and, to this day, it still preserves all its characteristic architectural elements: it is an admirable example of the human ability to convert buildings built for war into oases of peace, culture and hospitality. In this ancient tower, we have created a world of harmony, privacy, and attentiveness to our guests' needs. Luxury, peace, and beauty are all in traditional Italian style, and give the concept of comfort new aesthetics. Almost all rooms enjoy an enchanting view of the city or the Arno River, and all are furnished with the highest in comfort: satellite plasma TVs, DVD players, wireless internet connection, direct line telephone, minibar, electronic safe, air conditioning and heating, private marble bath with tub and/or shower, hair dryer, slippers and shoehorns. Some of the Rooms and Suites are decorated with a Renaissance flair: with frescoes, drapes in coloured precious fabrics, bathrooms in red Alcantara or Gold Calacatta marble, and romantic four poster beds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Antica Torre Di Via Tornabuoni Hotel Florence