Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 is a historic property dating back to the 13th century, located in the heart of Florence. Initially built by the Guelf Family, the medieval palace served as the residence of some of Florence’s most noble families from the 14th through 18th centuries, including the Ruggerini and Gianfigliazzi. In the early 20th century the palace played host to a series of aristocratic Italian families and English intellectuals traveling through Tuscany, before eventually closing its doors to guests. In 2001, after a careful restoration, the palatial residence was reopened to guests as a four-star luxury hotel nestled in one of Florence’s most prized locations, adjacent to The Bridge of Santa Trinita’.
Antica Torre’s luxurious rooms have been artfully designed to highlight the spirit of a classical Florentine palace with specific period furnishings and distinct architectural elements, while intertwining more modern design touches and fixtures, resulting in a decidedly refined atmosphere. Each guestroom features marble bathrooms with sumptuous amenities including plush slippers and toiletries crafted by noted Florentine apothecary Dr. Vranjes, deluxe queen size beds, LCD televisions with premium channels, mini-bar, safe, air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The hotel also offers other deluxe amenities such as an honor bar with complimentary refreshments and cocktails, complimentary tea and coffee service available to guests throughout the day, and 24 hour rooftop terrace access so that guests can take in magnificent views of Florence from morning to night.