This historical property – formerly the Palazzo Minerbetti – has undergone significant restoration since its early days as an urban palace hosting well known figures like the Grand Duke of Tuscany, better known as Cosimo de Medici lll. His patronage of science, architecture, literature and arts contributed to the cultural heritage of Florence and is reflected throughout the hotel via updates to guest rooms and suites, public spaces, the terrace and more.
Carefully curated in colors of red, blue and gold, each of the 62 guestrooms reflect the Renaissance era that Florence is known for, epitomizing the rich history and artistic magnificence of the period and allowing guests to create story-worthy experiences during their stay.
Located along Via de Tornabuoni, one of the most prestigious streets in Florence, guests can explore this cultural heritage, taking a short stroll to admire Palazzo Strozzi, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore or the Uffizi Gallery. Guests can also step back in time with a climb up Giotto’s Campanile, a marbled Gothic tower that delivers spectacular views across the city, or find the historic Ponte Vecchio, the famous Medieval bridge hosting authentic Italian jewelry shops, right at their doorstep.
“We are excited to welcome guests to this extraordinary palace and iconic symbol of Florence,” said Andrea Girolami President and CEO at AG Group for IL Tornabuoni Hotel.
“IL Tornabuoni Hotel is truly a breathtaking property, and we are looking forward to providing independent-minded guests with sophisticated yet unscripted experience. Florence understands how to treasure and maintain the spirit of its artistic and cultural wealth. Travelers to this exceptional city will find an abundance of opportunities to learn, grow, and expand by experiencing the monumental historic past of Florence.”
Food and Drink
The hotel boasts five extraordinary restaurants that offer fine food and wine and hospitable company at their core. From breakfast, to an aperitif, to dinner, Il Magnifico Ristorante is open to both hotel guests and locals alike, connecting guests with the surrounding community throughout the day.
The neighboring Il Magnifico Cafè is a notable spot to enjoy an evening aperitivo with small bites complemented by expertly prepared cocktails and a complete Champagne and wine list. Deep within the heart of IL Tornabuoni, La Cave boasts a vast selection of renowned Italian, French, and other international wines.
Intimate and elegant, the Lucie Restaurant provides guests with a one-of-a-kind rooftop view of the city whilst the Butterfly Terrace serves signature cocktails providing a gateway to the rich history and charm of the Renaissance capital.
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