We cannot say enough good things about Antica Torre. My wife and I stayed at this lovely hotel last April. Upon checking in, our bags disappeared and were in our room before we signed the register. A member of the staff then took us on a tour of the may amenities offered at Antica Torre. We were shown two rooftop terraces overlooking both Il Duomo and central Florence and on the other side, the River Arno and Ponte Vecchio. A guest can sit comfortably to view the panorama while enjoying a favorite drink and snack offered at the nearby honor bar.
Our room was spacious, clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated with a window view of Il Duomo. Breakfast offered an endless variety of fresh food, fruits and beverages. When the chef added a new dish, we were honored to be asked for a critique (always A+). Dinner recommendations and reservations were cheerfully given by the friendly and professional staff.
Our memorable visit to Florence was enhanced with our stay at Antica Torre.
- 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, and Dr Vranjes scented essences. 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