Palazzo Castri 1874 ****
Surrounded by a thousand square meters of verdant garden hidden in the heart of Florence, a few steps from the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella and the Galleria dell’Accademia, Palazzo Castri is an elegant XIX century residence that has been carefully renovated and equipped with modern comforts and conveniences. The verdant oasis is further embellished by the shimmering lights of the hydro-massage pool, extending from inside to spa out into the garden. It is just the start of a wellness offer that continues in the small but comfortable internal spa, with a sauna and a gym. The wellness theme continues at breakfast, which consists of a range of fresh typical products, and in the elegantly furnished rooms. All this offers an exclusive way to stay in the centre of Florence, whether visiting on business or to experience the attractions of this unique city to the fullest.
The Wellness offer at Palazzo Castri begins with the swimming pool with hydro-massage jets, which extends from within the spa out into the garden. The Spa itself is small but well-equipped, with a Finnish sauna, hammam, relaxation zones, and spaces for massages and beauty treatments for the face and body on reservation. Guests can also use the small gym with the newest fitness machines to keep in shape during their stay.
The 58 bedrooms of Palazzo Castri consist of Classic, Superior and Junior Suite room types, and in addition, two exclusive suites, the Brunelleschi and the Exclusive. The Brunelleschi has a lounge, with access to the loft bedroom via an interior wooden staircase, with a spectacular view of the Brunelleschi dome and the Tower of Giotto. The Exclusive Suite is located in a separate building, accessible via a path that crosses the garden, and has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge and a small kitchen. All rooms have air conditioning, Satellite TV with Sky, and tea and coffee making facilities. The entire property is covered by the free, Wi-Fi network.
Palazzo Castri serves a breakfast buffet of homemade pastries and typical Tuscan products. The "Florentia Café" also serves snacks all day long.
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With some of the most famous works of art in the world and a host of churches, museums, palaces and breath-taking panoramas, Florence is one of the most admired and visited cities in the world. But the surrounding area is just as rich, offering some spectacular landscapes and Tuscan scenes. In the immediate vicinity, it is certainly worth a visit to medieval towns dotted throughout the hills that frame the city, such as Fiesole, Bellosguardo, and Bagni di Ripoli. Particularly admired by foreign tourists for the splendid views it offers of Florence and the hills, Fiesole contains the visible vestiges of its Etruscan and Roman heritage. The territory around Bagni di Ripoli, with its churches and monuments in perfect harmony with nature, is full of castles to visit, such as Belforte, Monte Acuto, and Quarante. Between Florence and Siena lies the Chianti region, with its medieval hamlets scattered among the vineyards and olive groves, which offers countless opportunities to experience the extraordinary local enogastronomic tradition.
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Number of rooms accessible for persons with disabilities : 3
Wireless internet access