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Hotel Focus – Hotel Brunelleschi (Florence)

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By | Blog, Florence | Posted 31 Mar 2015

Hotel Brunelleschi

There are many wonderful hotels in the centre of Florence, however none has quite the same charm and appeal as Hotel Brunelleschi. Located with views overlooking the Duomo, this is the perfect hotel from which to enjoy your Florence holiday from. The Uffizi Gallery and various museums are also close by.

Hotel Brunelleschi began as an amalgamation of the ancient tower named “Pagliazza” and the medieval church of San Michele in Palchetto. Pagliazza was a former prison, whilst San Michele was built within the byzantine city walls. The hotel follows this theme to the current day with its own private museum, which houses various exhibits unveiled during the reconstruction project. The hotel was even named after Filippo Brunelleschi who once owned the area that the hotel sits upon.

The hotel goes further than most hotels by its importance on scent. As a result each of the rooms are fragranced by Dr Vranjes. There are also Italian fruits, flowers and a Spiced Romantics line focusing on fairytales.

For those having booked their Florence holiday and staying at Hotel Brunelleschi, you will need to pack your copy of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code & Inferno – the main character Robert Langdon stayed at this hotel in both books, which seeing as he was always close to the action has to be a good sign!

The hotel has 96 rooms ranging from standard level up to panoramic views overlooking the Duomo. There are also several restaurants including Restaurant Santa Elisabetta, which is positioned in a corner of the original byzantine tower. This restaurant caters for couples and parties alike and has a 4 star menu provided by Chef Giuseppe Bonadonna, sourcing creative Italian food.

For those wanting to taste Tuscany’s finest, there is also Osteria della Pagliazza next door to this. With a free 3 course dinner (beverages not included) provided for all those staying at least 3 nights here on their Rome holiday, why wait!

Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence

Outdoor Dining at Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence

Top Level Panoramic Room at Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence

Deluxe Level Room at Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence



About Hannah Netting

Hannah has had the travel bug from an early age where she was fortunate enough to travel widely, including a four month trip around the world. For her experiencing new cultures, sights and wonders was very important.

Lately her focus has been heavily on Italy enhanced by many wonderful trips including Verona, Venice, Top to Toe, Florence, amongst many others. In Venice she got lost in true Venetian style and got to experience the amazing acoustics of the Verona Arena. Currently Florence is her favourite, but this can always change! With plenty on offer in Italy, it will keep her entertained for many more trips to come!

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