Last time we stayed here we were more green about touring Florence than this time. The room we had been fully refurbished - the Giotto Tower room with a view of the Brunelleschi's great archtecture in the Duomo. Our room was fabulous.
Great water pressure,comfortable beds, good plumbing and spacious. Sure the real bells from the tower rang at 7.00am but that is part of it all. We walked everywhere, found great wine bars, little restaurants and a magic wine bar near the duomo.
Very special. The "event" we most enjoyed was arranging lunch at Antica Macelleria Checchini in Panzano in Chianti.If you love meat and want to share a lunch with about 50 other interest sharing people from everywhere make a booking through the concierge and go. We got a cab out and arranged for them to come and take us back later. The idea was to make them know we were done by SMS. Only problem was there was no mobile service. The restaurant made the call and we shivered in the wind till the cab returned. The food, rustic, generous, bred and fed, killed and grilled by Dario Checchini - butcher and chef . What an experience and the journey out through Tuscany to Panzano was beautiful. If you have the time - its a must.
We love this hotel - the former concierge has been promoted and whilst the new(to us) concierge was also good the old concierge remains a wonderful warm and genial host. Breakfast was excellent. The restaurant was still being remodelled when we were in Florence. From here we travelled to Perugia.
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- Hotel Brunelleschi, in the heart of the Florence's historic center, is more than just one of the most beautiful luxury hotels in Italy. Its history, origins and location in the historic Pagliazza tower make it an absolutely charming location and the epitome of medieval Florence.It is a location of inestimable value chosen by an international literary master. ... more less
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