Experience history in Florence
Staying in Florence surrounded by history and art is the best way to fully enjoy this amazing city. The "cradle of the Renaissance" offers in fact the opportunity to stay at some of the most beautiful historic residences to experience the most authentic Florentine atmosphere.
Many of these historic homes are located in the most elegant buildings of the city, in the city center and close to all the artistic treasures of Florence. Furnished and renovated with the utmost care and attention to detail, they are a pleasure for the eyes thanks to antique furniture, frescoed ceilings, precious Tuscan fabrics and materials.
This kind of accomodation is perfect for those who wants to experience the city feeling a lot more than just as a tourist. The historic residences in fact fit in a new concept of hospitality, elegant and careful. So villas and historic buildings belonging to ancient and noble families open their doors to hospitality for a magical journey that goes beyond expectations, between the enchantment of art and history, where beauty knows no time.
The historic residence In Piazza della Signoria, for example, overlooks one of the most beautiful squares in Italy in a fusion of history and style, and in an atmosphere that seems of another era. It is located right in the most central part of the city and has ten spacious and bright rooms, individually decorated with antique furniture, some with views of the splendid Piazza della Signoria. All are named after renowned Florentine artist and bear their tracks, but they are also equipped with all modern amenities.
Another historic residence, Palazzo Galletti, is located a few steps from the Duomo and Santa Croce church. Entering here you immediately feel like you're in a particular environment, exquisitely private, that offers a mix of original combinations: the ancient altar that serves as a counter, the design sofa, the Chinese sculptures that appear from niches. The residence blends in fact the neoclassical style of the structure with works of ethnic art from all over the world, creating a sophisticated and elegant environment. Exhibitions of contemporary art are regularly organized inside the residence. So guests have the possibility to admire prestigious works of art exhibited in their rooms, to personally meet the artists and to be able to buy the works.
Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo is located in the heart of the historical center of Florence, in Piazza del Duomo, just 30 meters from Brunelleschi's Dome, at the center of the "shopping area" and not far away from the main monuments and museums. The residence has been completely renovated, while leaving intact the atmosphere and charm of past times. Wide open spaces, high and ornated ceilings, ancient frescos and furniture of great value are the main features of this residence. The building has been owned by the Naldini family from the first half of 1500 to 1879 when the last descendant, Cristina Naldini, married Marchese Eugenio Niccolini di Camugliano. The Niccolini family inhabits the palace since four generations and the present owners, Filippo and Ginevra Niccolini di Camugliano, personally take care of all the details, so that guests can enjoy a treatment equal to that of a luxury hotel.
Finally, a few steps from the Duomo, in the center of the oldest and most artistically rich area in Florence, Palazzo Tolomei welcomes guests with the unique atmosphere of a place that has remained unchanged for centuries. The apartments, rooms and halls in fact retain the charm of living immersed in the beauty and art. There's no corner of the building that doesn't remember the extraordinary richness of Renaissance in Florence, with its precious frescoes, statues and stucco. In particular the lounges and halls were commissioned for the marriage of the wealthy goldsmith Leon Battista Del Chiaro with the noblewoman Maria Ugolini and were decorated with frescoes by Giuseppe Nicola Nasini and Alessandro Gherardini.
A dive back into the history of Florence, the most dense of art and beauty, yet with all the modern amenities and conveniences of a cosmopolitan city full of resources as Florence is today.