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Hotel directory florence

Hotel Accademia
Address: Via Faenza 7
Zip Code: 50123
City: Florence
Country: Italy
Tel: +39 5529 3451
Fax: +39 5521 9771
Url: http://www.accademiahotel.net/
Email: info@accademiahotel.com

We provide you the easiest way to reserve your vacation in
Florence city center. The Hotel Accademia gives you an opportunity
to choose a splendid and strategical location for your stay in
Florence. Book online with us, save money with our special last
minute offers and enjoy everything Florence has to offer! Welcome!

Hotel Accademia is located in an ancient building of the XIV century ,
house of an important Florentine sculptor, Bernardo Cennini, one of
the authors of the famous doors of the city Baptistery.

In the Palace it is still possible to admire the beauty of the
original stained-glass windows. Recently restored the Hotel is a 2
stars superior, the stairs, the corridors, and the common spaces
are made from "Marmo di Carrara" (Carrara Marble) and the rooms have
parquet-pavements. All the rooms, finely furnished have a private
bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, safe box and
hair dryer.

It's also possible to use an Internet Point (located in the common
spaces) and a quiet relaxing Reading Room. In the hotel you'll also
find a small but gracious garden where you can enjoy the Italian
"dolce far niente" perhaps drinking a cocktail prepared at the well
provided bar of the hotel.

An abundant buffet-breakfast wil be served every morning in the
wide hotel hall characterized by an ancient stone-made fireplace.
The Accademia Hotel is located in the heart of Florence, in a
perfect position either if you are in town for holidays or for
work.

The central railway station of Santa Maria Novella, the Congress
and the Business Palace are situated only five minutes by walk
away from the Hotel. The hotel is moreover located very close
to the wonderful Cappelle Medicee (Medici Chapels), where is
possible to admire some of the greatest Michelangelo's marble
masterpiece, 50 meters from the city impressive Dome and within
a short walk from all the most important city churches and museums.

The hotel, easily reachable also by car, has not a private parking
but all the guests can park their car in a close garage at special
prices. Our guest can also use the service of laundry on request.
The hotel staff offers the booking service for the city museums
and exhibitions and for organized outdoor trips throughout
Florence and Tuscany.

Splendid location in the center of Florence, just 5 min. from the
central railway station, 20 meters from the Medicean Chapels and
S.Lorenzo. All city attractions are at walking distance.

All our rooms, perfectly sound proofed, are equipped with bathroom
or shower, tv sat, phone, air conditioned, parking facilities,
internet point inside.

The Hotel can be found in the heart of Florence, just in front of
the Medicean Chapels, at walking distance from and the main train
station, a few steps from all touristic attractions.

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Hotel Lido
Address: Via del Ghirlandaio 1
Zip Code: 50121
City: Florence
Country: Italy
Tel: +39 5567 7864
Fax: +39 5566 1443
Url: http://www.albergolido.it
Email: info@albergolido.it

The Hotel Lido is situated in the heart of Florence, 500 metres
far from the most important monuments and museums. Is built on an
elegant Villa of the end of 19th century.

The rooms are all with private bathroom available with a
standard shower, water massage shower or bath tub, with hairdryers,
airconditioned, minibar and color tv with satellite programmes.

Breakfast is continental buffet served also in the room or when
is possible in the nice balcony.

Parking facilities in front of the hotel or in a garage nearby
on request. With his warm and family atmosphere is ideal for
holiday and business.

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Hotel Serana
Address: Via Fiume 20
Zip Code: 50123
City: Florence
Country: Italy
Tel: +39 5521 3643
Fax: +39 5528 0447
Url: http://www.albergoserena.it
Email: info@albergoserena.it

The Hotel is situated on the first floor, with elevator, of a
historical florentine 18th century building, in the ancient
historical center of Florence, 5 minutes walk from S. M. Novella
central rail station, the Congress Center, the Fortezza da Basso
and the most important museums and monuments of the city.

Managed directly by the owners, the hotel offers to its guests
a pleasant stay in a family atmosphere, where you will be able
to have wonderful breakfasts.

The 8 rooms all with private bath and some with balcony, offer
moreover Tv to satellitare, telephone, hair dryer, conditioned air
and safe deposit box to you.

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Antica Torre
Address: di Via Tornabuoni n.1
Zip Code: 50122
City: Florence
Country: Italy
Tel: +39 5526 58161
Fax: +39 5521 8841
Url: http://www.tornabuoni1.com
Email: info@tornabuoni1.com

We offer luxury accommodation in our period residence on Via
Tornabuoni in Florence, Italy. We are located on the top floors
of a medieval tower, from where you can admire the view from our elegant
rooms and enjoy the convenience of being in the center of Florence. Step
outside and you are in the heart of Florence on
Via Tornabuoni, just a few minutes away from the main monuments
and museums in Florence. Come stay at our elegant accommodation
in Florence, Italy and enjoy Florence in elegance and comfort.

This palace, built in the middle of the 13th century was the
residence of the Gianfigliazzi family until the end of the 18th
century, and was the seat of the celebrated "Casino de' Nobili"
(club of the aristocracy).

Through the years a number of famous personages and artists were
guests in the dwelling palace of this illustrious family, among
others: Alessandro Manzoni,Vittorio Alfieri and king Louis Buonaparte.

>From the beginning of the 20th century to the end of World War II English
aristocrats and intellectuals, charmed by Florence, chose
the Pensione Piccioli in via Tornabuoni, in this same building, as
their favourite residence.

The Tower is located at the beginning of Via dei Tornabuoni, just
across the Santa Trinita bridge, and next to the Church of Santa
Trinita.

The Santa Trinita bridge is located between the Ponte Vecchio
and Ponte alla Carraia. It is the accurate copy of the bridge built
by Ammannati in 1557 and destroyed by bombs in World War II. The statues of
the Capricorn on either side of the bridge are of
particular interest: the sign of the Zodiac and personal emblem
of Cosimo I de' Medici, when seen from the river they appear to
be following with their eyes the person sailing on the river.

The Church of Santa Trinita was built in the second half of the
11th century, and then enlarged and converted to Gothic style.
Inside, among other works of art, there is the Annunciation by
Lorenzo Monaco, the Federighi tomb, a marble work by Luca della
Robbia, and the frescos of the Cappella Sassetti and Adoration
of the Shepherds on the altar by Ghirlandaio. The doors of the
church are dated 1640.

In via dei Tornabuoni at the top floor of the medieval tower
overlooking Piazza Santa Trinita, a new accommodation has been
created; a period residence planned to welcome a few choice guests
in a sophisticated and private atmosphere. The entrance is through
the ground floor hall of the palace, a private elevator reaches the
top floor where the lobby is located in a veranda offering a magnificent
bird's eye view of the historic centre of Florence;
from it there is access to the spacious terrace surrounded by
guelph crenellated walls with a breathtaking 360° vista over
the city.

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Hotel Balestri
Address: Piazza Mentana 7
Zip Code: 50122
City: Florence
Country: Italy
Tel: +39 5521 4743
Fax: +39 5523 9804
Url: http://www.hotel-balestri.it
Email: info@hotel-balestri.it

Splendid location in the historical center of Florence on the bank
of the Arno river, a few steps away from Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi
Gallery.

All tourist attractions within easy walking distance.

46 rooms with air conditioning, bath/shower/toilet, safe,
hair-dryer, satellite TV, direct guest dialling for international
calls.

Sitting rooms, Meeting Room, Bar, Internet point, elevator,
garage. Breakfast buffet.

The Balestri is located on one of the edge points of the ancient
roman and medieval Florence. Two thousand years ago a river-port
to Pisa and the sea rose here and here the workers of the Guild
of Wool hang out their clothes. In one of the sitting-rooms of
the Hotel is a copy of a painting by Bellotto showing "la
Porticciola" (small port) on the Arno, the stairs going down to
the river and the washerwomen rinsing clothes. The near Old Bridge
with Via de' Benci form the eastern boundary of the city according
to the first municipal circle (1172) at that time formed by walls
and moats. Bardi, Alberti, Peruzzi are names of the families who
lived in the facing quarter of S.Croce. They built there loggias
and palaces and were owners of a few Chapels in the Franciscan
church of S.Croce.

At 6, Via de' Benci, in an elegant Renaissance palace with an
inside courtyard, is set one of the most refined and most unusual
museums of the city: The Horne Museum (open 9 am to 1 pm daily,
closed on Sundays). It is out of the official tours, that's why
you can enjoy a peaceful visit of it. Its rooms host the art collections of
the eclectic English collector Herbert Percy
Horne, a friend of Oscar Wilde and Dante Gabriele Rossetti:
paintings, sculptures, pieces of furniture, instruments, a
variety of objects, tools and a library also containing miniated manuscripts
and incunabula, besides a lot of paintings of the
Florentine school of the Trecento and the Renaissance, works
imputable to Lorenzetti, Masaccio, Simone Martini, Filippino
Lippi, some paintings by Tiepolo and - masterpiece of the museum
- the picture of "Santo Stefano " painted on wood by Giotto.

In the small square named S.Remigio, besides the Alberti's Tower
and Loggia, the Peruzzi Arch, the Bardi's Houses, the Visconti by
Modrone's Palace and the Neri Palace, is also one of the most
ancient churches of Florence, dated back to 1040 and consecrated
to S. Remigio, bishop of Reims. Originally founded as a hospital
and orator for the French pilgrims, the church was rebuilt in 1350
and contains a "Madonna in trono" attributed to the famous Gaddo
Gaddi (1280).

The Balestri-Wittum family has owned and operated the Hotel
Balestri for over one hundred years, since 1888, when Fede
Balestri was born and whose father, Giovanni from Rosia near
Siena, a former greengrocer, began to manage this home. Since
then four generations have followed one another and now they
hold the record of the oldest hotel-keepers family in Florence.
The Balestri still boasts of the style and the care of the "Art
of Accomodating", which was a real Florentine guild since the
13th century. "Granny Fede" was the real archetype of hotelier,
whose style and charisma in accomodating guests went far away
the simple commercial fact of selling rooms. "Granny Fede" passed
through the damages and the following problems of two World Wars,
but she had always been able to raise again with courage, charisma
and with a great female ability of suggesting again her "House".

David H. Lawrence mentions the "Pension" (without naming it expressly)
in his "Aaron's Rod" and we like to think that Fede Balestri could
have been the maid showing the famous writer the way to his room.
The hotel is like a home for the guest, so he expects to be
welcomed with his needs, his fears and his "expectation of
welcome". The true hotelier knows that the meeting with a guest
is something special, with its contradictions, its questions
and answers, its relationships, in a world that seems to privilege
aggressiveness and divisions. This is the style and the bet for
the staff at the Balestri today, where sons and nephews of
"Granny Fede", the founder, work with the original spirit of
the House.

The lifestyle of Hotel Balestri can be described in Robert Musil's
novel "Pension Nimmermer": "Die klassischen, vornehmen Ideale der
Humanit„t, Internationalit„t und Menschenwrde bildeten in Ihr mit
der Hotelaufbau eine vollendete Einheit. Sie hatte immer frische
Blumen an sich und reiste mit einem Dutzend kleiner Decken , mit
deren Hilfe sie aus jedem Pensionszimmer eine kleine Heimat machte.
Sie wusste immer das Passende zu sagen, und sprach den Zuh”rern aus
der Seele." (The classical and noble ideals of humanity,
internationality and dignity, together with the Hotel knowledge,
were something complete for her. She always had fresh flowers,
and she walked by with a dozen of small table-clothes to make
every room a small home. She had the quality to tell the right
thing at the right moment and she always spoke right to the heart
of her guests).

Multifunctional room in our basement for up to 36 persons.
Completely restored in 1992. Along with the ground floor it is
part of the historical nucleus of our hotel, which can be dated
back to the 16 th century.

Several exhibitions of contemporary artists sponsored by the art
magazine ECO D'ARTE MODERNA have taken place here as well as the
1993 XXXI° TROFEO CUPOLONE, a competition of art photography. Other than for
exhibitions Sala Ar/TŠ serves as conventions and
conferences room.

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Hotel Boccaccio
Address: Via della Scala 59
Zip Code: 50123
City: Florence
Country: Italy
Tel: +39 5528 2776
Fax: +39 5526 8183
Url: http://www.florence-hotel.boccacciohotel.com/
Email: info@boccacciohotel.com

The Hotel Boccaccio can be found in an area between the River Arno
and the Church of Santa Maria Novella, a stone's throw from the
railway station, and from Piazza Duomo.

Right here, in the heart of this extremely beautiful city, the
Hotel Boccaccio is located in a building dating back to the 1700s,
the ideal destination for an unforgettable stay.

The elegant rooms, whose minutest detail has been seen to,
are perfectly sound-proofed, all with parquet flooring and
refined furnishings and fittings.

Florence: a city whose mere name evokes an atmosphere formed of
unique landscapes and monuments, of famous names in literature and
art who have been responsible for conceiving and providing awareness
of the Italian culture.

Right here, in the heart of this extremely beautiful city, the Hotel
Boccaccio is located in a building dating back to the 1700s, the
ideal destination for an unforgettable stay, whether for business
or pleasure.

The Hotel takes its name from the illustrious Tuscan poet and man
of letters, Giovanni Boccaccio, friend of Petrarca, first
commentator of the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri and author of
the Decamerone which the Hotel owns a complete copy of.

The extremely recent and diligent re-structuring together with
the extension of the building, valorized by the original Carrara
marble, has made the presence of more modern comforts possible harmoniously
combined with the authentic Florentine style.

Amenities:

air conditioning
baby sitting
baby cot/highchair
baggage storage & handling
bar
buffet breakfast
concierge desk
copy service
24 operative desk
doctor on call
dry cleaning
electronic room safe
elevator
fax machine
fire safety certified
frigo bar
hair dryer
garage conventioned
heating
ice machine
internet point
laundry service
massage
non smoking room
small pets allowed
room service
24 hour room service
safe deposit box
satellite t.v.
sightseeing & tours arranged
soundproofing
telephone
tourist information
wired wireless
wake up service
private transfer

The Hotel Boccaccio is delighted to receive its welcome guests in
elegant rooms, whose minutest detail has been seen to, and which
are perfectly sound-proofed, extremely comfortable, realized with
real parquet flooring and accessorized with furnishings and fittings
of exclusive refinement.

The comforts available within each room are innumerable: self-regulatory
air-conditioning and central heating, satellite TV,
direct-dialling telephone, electronic safe, mini bar, hair dryer
and Internet connection points.

All the rooms have a private bathroom, available with a standard
shower cubicle, bath tub or water massage shower It is possible to
book rooms for non-smokers on request.

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Charme & relax hotels
Addrss: B go S Silvestro, 17
Zip Code: 43100
City: Florence
Country: Italy
Tel: +39 5212 3335
Fax: +39 5212 8442
Url: http://www.charmerelax.com
Email: direttore@charmerelax.it

Welcome to the site of Charme & relax hotels!

All well-developed nations the world over have a trade mark which
unites and represents the country's most charming, little, first
class hotels. In Italy, for the last 10 years, this has been the
role of Charme & relax, whose trade mark distinguishes small,
charming, indipendent hotels, all selected for their special
appeal, quality of service and pleasant surroundings, and all
sharing the same distinguishing feature: the warm, friendly
hospitality typical of Italian tradition at its best.

Charme & relax is the most important elective association of
Italian hotels of special appeal guaranteed for their professionalism,
quality of service, distinctive charm and pleasantly out-of-the-way
locations.

Found throughout Italy, these castles, historic villas, abbeys,
monasteries, chalets, old inns, first-class holiday farms and
elegant, peaceful downtown hotels are all part of the Italian
history, culture and tradition famous around the world. The warm welcome and
hospitality, typical of the best of the Italian
tradition, await those in search of absolute peace and tranquility,
be it for a single night or an entire vacation.

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Hotel Corona d'Italia
Address: Via Nazionale 14
Zip Code: 50123
City: Florence
Country: Italy
Tel: +39 5526 1501
Fax: +39 5528 8639
Url: http://www.hotelcoronaditalia.com/
Email: info@hotelcoronaditalia.com

Only steps from the Santa Maria Novella train station, Hotel
Corona d'Italia boasts a privileged position in the heart of
the San Lorenzo district, which for centuries has been the
crossroads of the commercial and artistic cultures in Florence.

Overlooking the via dell'Ariento, the hotel is the ideal place to
stay for those interested in the true traditions of Tuscan cuisine.
In fact, along the pedestrian street across from the Mercato Centrale
(Central Market), is a host of grocers, butchers, fishmongers and florists.
In this area you can find some of the most well-stocked
shops in Florence where even take-out food is available, including
specialties such as roast pork, lampredotto (boiled beef intestines) and
tripe.

A few steps from the hotel is the San Lorenzo monument, official
church and burial place of the Medici family, whose creators include
Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Donatello and others.

A short walk from the hotel takes you to the magnificent Duomo with
the Giotto's Bell Tower and the Battistero (Baptistery), where you
can admire the marvellous frescoes of the Cappella dei Magi in the Palazzo
Medici Ricciardi.

The hotel is easily accessible by car, and a special area is
reserved for arrivals and baggage unloading. Guests can also park
their cars in associated parking lots.

Laid out over three floors, Hotel Corona d'Italia is housed in
an nineteenth-century palace with clean and pleasing lines. Its interior,
decorated with beautiful Florentine ceramics and
elegant stucco cornices, are large and light-filled.

The American Bar is the ideal place to plan a visit to
Florence's monuments while drinking a satisfying espresso or to
have a liqueur while taking a moment to relax.

Breakfast is served buffet-style, with a choice of pastries
prepared according to delicious traditional Tuscan recipes,
accompanied by a wide variety of cheeses, cold meats, yogurt
and seasonal fruit.

The hotel has a Meeting Room (max. 35 persons) for business
meetings. Upon request, in addition to the standard amenities,
the most up-to-date communications equipment can be provided
(overhead projectors, video projectors, etc.).

All rooms are equipped with a bath, and are furnished with
modern wooden furniture. The floors are tiled with Florentine
tiles bearing traditional Tuscan designs.

Perfectly sound-proofed, all rooms have individually controlled
air-conditioning, satellite television, direct telephone, hair
dryers, private safe and minibar, as well as modem connections.
Room service meets the highest standards of professionalism and
courtesy to ensure that each person feels like a true guest. Four
rooms, accessible via convenient elevators, are designed for
disabled guests.

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Hotel Croce di Malta
Address: Via della Scala, 7
Zip Code: 50123
City: Florence
Country: Italy
Tel: +39 5521 8351
Fax: +39 5528 7121
Url: http://www.hotel-florence.crocedimaltaflorence.com
Email: info@crocedimaltaflorence.com

The hotel encloses a lovely inner garden with pool, a small jewel
rarely found in Florence's centre. Enjoy tranquillity and relax
among magnolias and wisterias, sunbathe or take a refreshing dip
in the pool. From the last floor you can reach the spacious
panoramic terrace, yet another one of the hotel's enviable assets
with a bar available for cocktails on sunny days. From here the
eyes take in an evocative, sweeping 360-degree vista comprising
of the elegant, sophisticated shape of the Duomo against the backdrop of
Florentine hills, the red cupola by Brunelleschi, the whiteness
of the marble embellished with green of the glorious Santa Maria Novella
fa‡ade and its soaring Romanic-Gothic bell tower. At sunset this wondrous
view lights up with all the nuances of red, yellow and
gold springing forth from rooftops and building fa‡ades.

Set in old Florence just a few steps away from Santa Maria
Novella, Hotel Croce di Malta is the ideal place to find rest
after an intense workday, an important conference or a lengthy visit
to Florentine monuments.

The hotel is located in what up until the mid 1800's was the old
Suore della Carit… (Sisters of Charity) convent, which offered hospitality
to Florence's "poor, virtuous maidens".

The convent was built on a pre-existing building from Roman
times. Marble sculptures and reliefs date back from this period,
as well as a splendid column decorated with an Ionic capital that
can still be admired today in various areas of the hotel.

Its structure is a harmonious fusion of Tuscan renaissance forms
and contemporary architectural design. The rooms and interior decoration
stem from essential, pure geometrical forms where
the meticulous play of full and empty shapes creates a special,
modern ambience.

All 98 rooms are decorated according to the canons of classic
elegance, where the furniture is the result of meticulous
handcrafted workmanship and the hand-painted panels are reminiscent
of Tuscan works of art from the 15th and 16th centuries. The rooms' charm
goes hand in hand with the comfort of the most modern,
functional amenities such as satellite TV, mini-bar, direct-line telephone
and fast connection to the Internet.

Extremely functional, the bathrooms are tastefully and harmoniously
decorated.

You can enjoy views of the green inner garden or of the romantic
panorama from the Hotel Croce di Malta rooms, all with walls
decorated with stucco in the finest tradition of Florentine craftsmanship
and their own individual character and charm in
terms of colour and ambience. Moreover, most of the rooms in the
upper floors have a small private balcony.

For an even more exclusive stay 15 suites are available, laid out
on two floors, where attention to detail and the exquisiteness of
the accessories are reflected on the elegance of the d‚cor.

Our guests may request access to the panoramic terrace for outdoor
breakfast.

Our service is geared toward satisfying our most sophisticated,
demanding guests without sacrificing the warm familiarity typical
of Tuscany. The reception desk, open 24 hours a day, guarantees efficiency
and promptness in all aspects of hospitality.

The hotel has a reserved area for the arrival and unloading of
luggage. It is possible for the car to be picked up at the hotel
for storage at one of the car parks selected by the hotel.

A restaurant, a piano bar and a cocktail lounge can satisfy all
your food and refreshment needs. The piano bar is the ideal place
to relax and meet new people surrounded by good music, special cocktails and
excellent wine.

The three functional conference rooms and the enviable garden
with pool make Hotel Croce di Malta the ideal place for tourists
and businesspeople.

The restaurant, where the wood panelling provides a warm
atmosphere, traditional Tuscan cuisine linked to the flavours of
the area meets international cuisine, thus also satisfying the
most refined palates. Here country tradition meets Tyrrhenian
Sea fishermen's tradition, so among specialities such as the
typical Florentine ribollita, aubergine and boletus mushroom
"Pappa", and Chianina beef with rocket, there are fresh seafood
dishes such as Caciucco alla Livornese or sea bass with aromatic
herbs.

Right next to the restaurant there is the hotel's charming
cocktail lounge where a simple cocktail or a rich buffet can make
a break from a conference or from decisions at an important meeting more
pleasant.

The three conference rooms are comfortable and unique due to the
design and decorations executed by skilful Tuscan craftsmen. They
can be prepared to host small art exhibitions, meetings and conferences,
with an eye toward satisfying all the specific
needs of each particular event.

Staff is available to organise the layout of the conference
rooms. Basic equipment, such as an overhead projector or easel
pads and a sound system are available in all three conference
rooms. Also, upon request, the most modern audiovisual system
and secretarial services may be provided.

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Villa Gabriele D'Annunzio Hotel Florence
Address: Via G D'Annunzio 141a-b
Zip Code: 50135
City: Florence
Country: Italy
Tel: +39 5560 2960
Fax: +39 5561 9311
Url: http://www.hoteldannunzio.com/
Email: info@hoteldannunzio.com

Hotel Villa Gabriele D'Annunzio is a new and important Hotel in Florence,
Italy.

It is placed inside the ex-monastery "San Girolamo" in the
"Coverciano" area of Florence and is the result of a remarkable
restoring process which took place during the years '98 and '99.

The Hotel is located at the foot of the hill of "Fiesole" in
Florence, a few minutes from centre of Florence, in a suggestive
atmosphere amongst lots of green.

The 80 rooms of the Hotel are decorated with a tasteful simplicity
and elegance.

All furnished with a frigo-bar, air conditionaing, satellite T.V.,
and internet connections, to satisfy the requirements even of our most
demanding clients.

One of the very few Hotels in Florence which offers this desirable
service, Hotel D'Annunzio will delight you with the comfort and relax
that, in the warm season, a swimming pool in Florence may offer.

After a long day spent shopping, visiting museums and monuments, or
after a business day, there's nothing better than a refreshing swim
in our swimming pool, surrounded by the shady trees of our garden.

Besides the most modern services present in all of the rooms and
halls, like the connection to internet, the welcoming of the guests
is entrusted to a young, professional staff, ready to stand by and
give support to the guest for the entire duration of their stay.

At the reception desk it is possible to make reservations to visit
the most important and famous museums such as Florence's "Galleria degli
Uffizi", or get suggestions for a very good restaurant where
not only will you find an excellent Tuscany cuisine, but a pleasant
Florentine atmosphere and good live music.

Take into consideration as well that the famous "Chianti Area" is
not far from Florence and it is possible to reserve a guided tour directly
at the hotel, with wine tasting included, of the famous Chianti Wine DOCG.

To complete the day, before turning in, our clients can allow
themselves one last drink at the well stocked hotel bar or on
the veranda on the garden.

Inside the building and in the garden of the hotel, you can find
numerous paintings and sculptures, fruits of a real passion for art
of the property association partners of the hotel, who throughout
time, have constituted a very real collection of which these mentioned
works are only a minimum part.

A statue in marble from the 1900's, positioned at the side of the
main gate, represents a nude young man sitting in a contemplating manner
with an open book on his knees; probably a Greek or Egyptian student. The
dimensions of the statue are 135 centimeters in height
and about 120 centimeters around the base.

A bronze grouping symbolizing three graces while they are drying
one another after a swim is presented on the side of the entrance
path. It is a good fusion of a classic copy of the early 1900's.
Its dimensions are 165 by 106 centimeters.

In front, placed on the grass of the lawn, a feminine
Inside the building and in the garden of the hotel, you can find
numerous paintings and sculptures, fruits of a real passion for art
of the property association partners of the hotel, who throughout
time, have constituted a very real collection of which these
mentioned works are only a minimum part.

A statue in marble from the 1900's, positioned at the side of the
main gate, represents a nude young man sitting in a contemplating manner
with an open book on his knees; probably a Greek or
Egyptian student. The dimensions of the statue are 135 centimeters
in height and about 120 centimeters around the base.

A bronze grouping symbolizing three graces while they are drying
one another after a swim is presented on the side of the entrance
path. It is a good fusion of a classic copy of the early 1900's.
Its dimensions are 165 by 106 centimeters.

In front, placed on the grass of the lawn, a feminine figure in
white marble at an almost natural height. Its expression is of a
person pensive and sad. Late 1800's.

Another two statues in white marble, one imaging allegory of the
seasons and vintage time, and the other an allegory of justice with
an eagle and torch, positioned respectively on the garden lawn near
the edifice and under the loggia of the entrance. From the middle 1900's and
signed by A. Matteini.

On the other side of the garden a bronze statue from the middle
1900's is positioned in a natural height also imaging September
and vintage time.

On the walls of the edifice under the loggia there are two bas-
reliefs: the Madonna with child in arms in white marble from the
end of 800 (55 by 56 cm), the cornice containing an acrostic insription,
and; the theory of dancing cherubs (142 by 70) with
the inscription "libertas". Probably a copy of a particular, from
the first twenty years of the 1900's.

On one of the walls of the facade there is a sun-dial in terracotta
glazed with three cherubs and a large mask. One of the three cherubs
is holding a bow and arrow whose shadow indicates the hour. From the second
half of the 1900's.

Again on the facade, in a niche, another terracotta imaging Venus coming out
of a bath. From a recent epoch.

A bronze statue welcomes the guests outside the entrance of the
hotel. Its picture is also on the first page of the hotel's brochure
and has practically become the "logo". With a height over 210
centimeters, it images a nude, young woman caught in a wind blowing
her thick hair back. A valuable piece by an artist from the early
1900's which characterizes his own personality in this very graceful
figure, coming from the French Embassy Palace in Moscow.

Inside, posed on the floor of the reception area the "Leda con cigno"
a sculpture in white marble from the middle of the 1700's signed by M.
Rittemans with dimensions of about 80 by 60 centimeters.

In a corner of the main entrance hall there is another sculpture of
a feminine figure again in white marble from the end of the 1700's
at a height of about one meter. Its expression is of a person who
seems to be battling the wind which is blowing her clothes against
her, with a hand over one ear appearing to try to hear something.
The entire figure including is finely sculpted and of high quality
workmanship.

Another bronze statue from the early 1900's at a natural height is
positioned in front of the bar. It is of David holding a sword and
bringing it down into its sheath with one foot placed lightly on
the just cut off head of Goliath in a proud but yet not arrogant manner. The
signature is of A. Mercier.

In the breakfast dining room there is a statue of about 80
centimeters of an angel on his knees holding a candelabra, in white acquered
terracotta from the end of the 17 00's in style Robbiano.

Again in the breakfast dining room an oil painting on canvas, by
the French artist E. Petit from the middle of the 1800's, of a rich
fruit basket with a woodsy background, a rather consistent theme
for this artist.

In the entrance hall a large (138 by 215 cm.) oil painting on canvas
of young, nude, women in nature. F.to Garolefe, 1930.

Again in the entrance hall another oil painting on canvas with
an important cornice of about one meter by one meter imaging a
divinity of lightening. A restored piece from 1600, and probably
a fragment of a representation of more figures..

After a long day visiting museums or shopping in Florence, there
is nothing more pleasurable than relaxing in the spacious swimming
pool of the hotel, immersed in a large garden.

Besides the pool, thanks to its position in one of the greenest
zones of Florence, the hotel offers the possibility to go jogging
or to do open air sports in the Coverciano area where the Centro Tecnico
Federale of the Italian National of Soccer, is situated.

It is because of this particular position, in the city but yet
in a crib of green, the hotel has become staying place for many important
figures of the soccer world.

The choice to not have a restaurant in the hotel is due also to
the fact that nearby you can find some of the best restaurants
in Florence, famous for their traditional cuisine, paying attention
to the most minor details.

Some of these Florence Restaurants use the names of some of the most famous
works by the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, to which the hotel
itself takes its name, like "Il Piacere" and "La Capponcina".

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