Staying in a historic palace like IL Tornabuoni offers a unique luxury experience, full of surprises and one you won’t soon forget. The unrivalled beauty sits on the top floors of two Renaissance palaces, Palazzo Minerbetti and Palazzo Strozzi del Poeta. The palaces are in a prized location in the very heart of the city, precisely in Via de’ Tornabuoni – Florence’s main and exclusive shopping street.
A stay in a historic palazzo in Florence is like a journey back in time, delighting in history through its design, light and colors while at the same time enjoying the contemporary features and impeccable service that only a five-star hotel knows. The magnificent terrace is an exclusive vantage point from which you can take in the city skyline, especially at sunset as well as its ancient monuments.
The building that houses the Tornabuoni dates back to the end of the 13th century. It was built by the Bombeni family and was bought in the second half of the fifteenth century by the Minerbetti’s, archaic family of English origin and of secondary descendant of the Beckets.
The elegant Hotel Il Tornabuoni is situated in a prime and strategic location, on one of Florence’s most important shopping streets in the very central Via de’ Tornabuoni. This hotel has recently been renovated, so it can now proudly offer to its guests all the comfort and style that have always characterised one of the city’s most ancient and renowned hotels.
The perfect solution for those who wish to indulge in a relaxing holiday, yet an even better solution for shopping lovers. In fact, this hotel is located on one of the centre’s most luxurious streets, only steps away from the Duomo. This will make your shopping weekend in Florence truly unforgettable. Via de’ Tornabuoni offers a wide choice of clothing stores of the most prestigious Italian brands, and more: Armani, Gucci, Versace, Ferragamo, Prada, Cavalli and Yves Saint Laurent.
Hermes Louis Vuitton can be found where Via de’ Tornabuoni meets Piazza Antinori, in front of Palazzo Strozzi. Within walking distance, you can admire many other boutiques of prestigious brands: in Via degli Strozzi you can find Dolce & Gabbana; in Via Tosinghi, Valentino; in Via della Vigna Nuova, La Perla, as well as many affordable boutiques for those on a smaller budget.
In the area, Luisa Via Roma and Raspini wait for you with their high-quality designer clothing, as well as the Seventies extravaganza of Emilio Pucci, the fine silks and classic fabrics of Casa dei Tessuti, and the informal style of Eredi Chiarini and Matucci. Yet Florence is also well known for its leather goods. In fact, Piazza Santa Croce (only 850 metres away), will delight you with its numerous leather shops and workshops and their unique bags, belts, jackets and gifts.
Guests of the hotel will also get to enjoy the numerous romantic spots that are located in the surroundings such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Chiesa di Santa Margherita de’ Cerchi, the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s Dome, Piazzale Michelangelo, the Boboli Gardens, Casa Guidi and the Belvedere fort.
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