This unique boutique hotel is named after Florence’s most revered architect and the genius behind the city’s beautiful cathedral, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, which it overlooks. Built around a 6th-Century Byzantine tower, this attractive hotel’s historic façade is complemented by a sophisticated early 20th-Century interior design and décor. The location is perfect for exploration of the city’s main attractions. You’re a stone’s throw from Brunelleschi’s magnificent Renaissance dome, and the Ponte Vecchio, world-renowned Uffizi Gallery and Leonardo da Vinci Museum are just a short stroll away. The surrounding narrow streets are lined with restaurants and shops so everything is right on your doorstep.
Antiques and works of art adorn the hotel’s public spaces and its private museum displays Roman artefacts. The intimate fine-dining Santa Elisabetta Restaurant has just seven tables and is housed within the ancient Byzantine Pagliazza Tower. It offers fantastic new menus created by award-winning Chef Rocco De Santis and paired with fine wines selected by the sommelier. The Osteria della Pagliazza offers authentic and delicious Tuscan dishes infused with regional flavours and in the summer you can dine al fresco in a charming square.
The recently renovated rooms offer free Wi-Fi and some feature beautiful views over Brunelleschi’s Cupola, the Via dei Calzaiuoli shopping district or Giglio square. The cosy Classic Executive Rooms overlook the del Giglio Square or Via de’ Calzaiuoli and the spacious Junior Suites offer a separate living room and large bathroom.