The Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni n. 1 hotel is a great location in Florence Italy if you are looking to be in the heart of it all. It is a beautiful historic palace located right on the canal which is only a couple of blocks from the Ponte Vecchio where you may do some shopping. This was my second time staying here in a two year period and I really recommend this hotel highly. It is very clean, offers an amazing breakfast buffet in a luxurious room at the top of the hotel daily. The view from the breakfast room and the rooftop outdoor sitting area located outside off the bar area has some of the most amazing views of the canal and city of Florence. You will see the Duomo and canal from the two rooftop outdoor areas allowing you to take in sites while relaxing. This hotel is very close to many great restaurants, shops, and museums. You will be able to walk to most of the places you will want to see while in the beautiful city of Florence and if you need to go somewhere that requires a driver it is easy to get a taxi or have the hotel set up a car service for you. The staff was very helpful and friendly for both of my stays at this hotel. The very large beautiful doors that great you upon arrival let you know you are in Italy and about to spend time in a historic and beautiful palace. This great hotel has daily cleaning service and a nightly turndown service. We had a refrigerator in our room with some pre-stocked drinks which was nice. They offered free WiFi which was good so we could stay connected. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. We will return to this great hotel.
- 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