Housed within the oldest surviving building in the city’s historic centre, in the shadow of the magnificent dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, Hotel Brunellesci has one of the most extraordinary and unique locations in Florence. The hotel stretches across a medieval church and the circular Torre La Pagliazza, which is thought to date back to the 6th century, creating a deep sense of connection with the city’s long and illustrious history, and beyond - during refurbishments, the remains of a Roman spa were found in the basement foundations.
The location is unbeatable, and you’re just minutes from some of the most recognisable Florentine landmarks such as the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. After a day spent exploring, you can enjoy a glass of champagne in the stylish Tower Bar, before dining at one of the hotel’s two restaurants; both have won international recognition and acclaim. Sophisticated, atmospheric and romantic, Hotel Brunelleschi is ideal for those that want to immerse themselves in the rich culture of Florence.
Start your tour of Florence’s many museums and galleries without ever leaving the hotel. The Hotel Brunelleschi Museum offers a fascinating insight into the history of the building, and displays fascinating artefacts recovered during the building’s renovation. Keep an eye out for the collection of Renaissance plates, decorated with animal figures and harlequins, and dating back to the early 17th-century. If you’re of a more active disposition, the hotel has a fully-equipped gym complete with the latest Technogym machines, open throughout the day.
Situated in the heart of historic Florence, Hotel Brunelleschi is perfect for exploring the Renaissance heart of the city. You’re just a stone’s throw from the famous Piazza del Duomo, home to Santa Mara del Fiore, Giotto’s Campanile, and the Florence Baptistry. Just a short stroll away is the Ponte Vecchio; this impressive structure spanning the Arno is now home to the city’s jewellers.
Enjoy an exclusive /aperitivo/ at the elegant Tower Bar, where you can tuck into finger foods laid on by the hotel chef while sipping on Perrier Jouët champagne. This stylish ritual will whet your appetite for the gastronomic delights to follow.
Restaurant Santa Elisabetta is one of the most intimate and romantic restaurants in Florence. Nestled within the Pagliazza Tower, this petite gem serves a delicious cuisine that champions local and seasonal Tuscan produce served with a bold contemporary twist. Restaurant Santa Elisabetta has won numerous awards and international recognition, making it one of the best dining spots in the city. It’s worth noting that Restaurant Santa Elisabetta is open Tuesday - Saturday and is closed during August.
For more casual dining, the Osteria della Pagliazza serves traditional Tuscan dishes, with charming al fresco tables available on the piazza.