Roof Terrace in the centre of Florence CIT156

Description

The Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni n. 1 consists of 21 rooms. Most of them have a wonderful and exclusive view of the city, the Arno River or Via Tornabuoni with Santa Trinità square and bridge. All the rooms come fully equipped with all the creature comforts expected of a luxury establishment, including plasma television with Sat-TV, DVD player and free DVD library for our guests, complimentary wireless connection, telephone with direct phone lines, mini-bar, electronic safe, air conditioning, heating, private bathroom with bath or shower and hair-dryer, slippers. On the rooftop terrace, a Mediterranean and American breakfast is served every morning on a rich buffet served with Richard Ginori porcelains, accompanied by hot beverages and fresh fruit juices. This is all framed by a unique and breathtaking panoramic view of Florence and the surrounding hills, that will contribute to start your day in the most pleasant way.



Our property offers you the following categories:

-5 Classic double rooms: Decorated in Florentine style, the Classic rooms offer enchanting views

of the city rooftops, via de Tornabuoni or internal façades. The room size ranges from 15 to 20

square metres. Rooms are available either with queen-size bed or twin beds and offer marble

bathroom with bathtub or box shower, finely appointed wardrobe, wall-to-wall carpet, large-
screen LCD television, DVD player, telephone with direct-dial external access, mini-bar, electronic

safe.

- 2 Deluxe double rooms: Located in the Medioeval Tower, the rooms offer exclusive views of the

Cathedral and the hills surrounding Florence. The room size is 20 square metres. Rooms are

available either with queen-size bed or twin beds and offer marble bathroom with bathtub, finely

appointed wardrobe, wall-to-wall carpet, large-screen LCD television, DVD player, telephone with

direct-dial external access, mini-bar, electronic safe.

- 7 Grand Deluxe double rooms: A splendid view of the Arno, the Cathedral, or the Church of

Santa Trinita characterizes these rooms, some of which also offer exclusive jasmine-perfumed

terraces. The room size ranges from 20-25 square metres. Rooms are available either with

queen-size bed or twin beds and offer marble bathroom with bathtub or box shower, finely

appointed wardrobe, parquet or wall-to-wall carpet, large-screen LCD television, DVD player,

telephone with direct-dial external access, mini-bar, electronic safe.

- 1 Grand Deluxe Library: located in Gianfigliazzi XVth-century Palace, the "Library Room" is

furnished with an ample library of antique rare books and volumes regarding Florence, which

covers an entire wall of the room. The room has a large marble bathroom with bath and shower

with "rain" system. The view from both windows is of Santa Trinita Square and of Feroni Palace.

The room is 35 sqm., has a king size canopy bed (cannot be twin bedded), chaise longue, clear

wooden floor and mirror wardrobe.

-1 Grand Deluxe Romantic: located in Gianfigliazzi XVth-century Palace; the sunset lights up

this unique room, finely decorated with frescoes, with 3 large windows that face out onto the Arno

river and Spini Feroni Palace. The view of the main bridges of Florence, Ponte Vecchio and Santa

Trinita make this a truly unique panorama. A pleasant candle-lit bath in the large jacuzzi, will

restore you after an intense day. The room is 35 sqm., has clear wooden floors, a king size canopy

wall-mounted bed, round table with armchairs, large sofa, wardrobe, bathroom with shower.

- 3 Triple Suites: Our Suites offer views of the internal courtyard, Via de' Tornabuoni or the Arno,

and are of variable size from 40 to 50 square metres, wall-to-wall carpet or parquet, bedroom

available with queen-size bed or twin beds, marble bathroom with choice of bathtub or shower,

living room with rollaway bed or sofa bed to sleep three or four occupants in total comfort. All the

Suites offer high-resolution LCD TV, DVD player, telephone with direct-dial external access, mini-
bar, electronic safe.

- 1 Renaissance Suite: This spacious Suite with Renaissance flair offers 50 square metres and

faces onto via de' Tornabuoni. The walls are decorated with warm red and gold tones inspired by

the Madonna on a twelfth-century altar by Giotto. The entrance, adorned with precious coloured

fabrics, offers a single bed in the alcove. The spacious and luminous bedroom may be prepared

with two single beds or one king-size bed and offers hand-painted walls with Medieval motifs. The

two bathrooms in red Alcantara marble, one of which is elegantly decorated with a cintamani

motif from the Ottomon tradition, offer generous wash basins, bathtub and box shower with rain.

The Suite offers high-resolution LCD TV, DVD player, telephone with direct-dial external access,

mini-bar, electronic safe.

- 1 Panoramic Suite: The captivating private terrace overlooking the Arno and the view of the

Ponte Vecchio make this Suite completely unique, finely furnished with canopy bed and walls

decorated with elegant, hand-dyed fabrics. The picture windows and use of the private terrace

make the Suite an ideal solution for a truly exclusive sojourn. The room offers 50 square metres,

light oak parquet, single alcove bed separate from the bedroom in an elegant alcove, bathroom in

Calacatta Oro marble, hand-painted walls with floral motifs, separate toilet, large bathtub with

balcony overlooking the internal courtyard. The Suite offers high-resolution LCD TV, DVD player,

telephone with direct-dial external access, mini-bar, electronic safe.
History

The Tower House known as "Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1" was built during the first half of the 13th

century by the Guelf Family, the Ruggerinis, and it subsequently was inherited by the Fastellis and the

Pietrobonos. In the early 14th century the property was inherited by the Gianfigliazzis and remained their

residence until the late 1700s.

The Tower House is located at the corner of via de Tornabuoni, directly adjacent to the Bridge of Santa

Trinita, beside the church of the same name.

The family name Gianfigliazzi derives from Giovanni, son of Galeazzo, a form which later became Gian,

son of Azzo, who may be considered the founding father of the dynasty.

The Gianfigliazzis did not hold office during the republican period as they were considered Aristocracy and

associated with the Guelf movement but following the Battle of Benevento that marked the demise of the

Ghibellines and with the explusion of the Duke of Athens from Florence, an event the Gianfigliazzis valiantly

supported, the Gianfigliazzis were rewarded and held high government office.

From 1530 onwards the family counts thirty priors and ten Gonfalonieri, numerous knights of the golden

spur, military commissaries and ambassadors. They built houses, loggias and towers in the Santa Trinita

quarter and they apparently also owned the houses surrounding the church. The Gianfigliazzi Family died

out in 1764 with the Canonico Rinaldo di Lodovico.

From the early twentieth century until the conclusion of the Second World War the aristocrats and English

intellectuals, fascinated by Florence, favored the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 as their preferred

residence.

After the Great War, the Piccioli Guesthouse was closed, but reopened in 2001 under the name "Antica

Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1", which was later to become the "Palazzo Gianfigliazzi di Via Tornabuoni 1" in

2008. Thanks to careful restoration work which preserved and brought back to life all of the buildings

original appeal, the Via Tornabuoni palace acquired life and warmth once again. The magnificent complex is

considered one of the historic "tower houses" of Medieval Florence, and it preserves to this day the original

architectural characteristics. It is an admirable example of how man is capable of taking buildings which

were once devised for the purposes of war into oasis of peace, culture and hospitality.

Guests of the "Antica Torre di via Tornabuoni n° 1" do not consider themselves simply clients, but special

guests. They are surrounded by a unique atmosphere of charm and history, while at the same time enjoy

an elegant and refined ambience, where the traditional fuses with the modern, offering a truly

unforgettable stay.

The attention to detail and the warmth of the rooms make the "Antica Torre di via Tornabuoni n° 1" the

premier choice when visiting the most beautiful city of art in Italy. This is emphasized, not only by the

comfortable bedrooms, but also by the two magnificent terraces with their breathtaking panoramic views

over the whole of Florence, which offer unforgettable emotional experiences.

The building is located on four floors with three facades, one per floor, enclosed by shutters. The street

façade is characterized by post and lintel elements characteristic of towers and divided into three parts via

two levels. The geometric architecture reflects the façade of the Torre de' Compiobbesi and is more

reminiscent of a palace than a tower. The front ends in a projection consisting of corbels which extend into

the platform above, enclosed by Guelf crenellation more for decoration than for defense. Alongside the

windows you find the cast-iron fixtures that were used to display tapestries and coats of arms during

festivals and important occasions.

Antica Torre di via Tornabuoni 1 is not your regular hotel, or a boutique hotel; it is an Historical Residence

where the personal pleasure of welcoming guests, the desire to reinvent the concept of hospitality, and the

inspiration to provide the warmth of home in every detail, are combined with the guests' wish to relive a

true moment in history-not as spectator, but as a protagonist.
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November / December2018

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