Ai Casini d'Ardenza, bed and breakfast in Livorno
The Bed & Breakfast is located in a 800th century noble residence, the Casini d'Ardenza. Made by the architect Giuseppe Cappellini and protected by cultural heritage. The rooms are the Cappellini Suite of 60 square meters with whirlpool tub and the Tommasi Deluxe Room with balcony.
On the ground floor of the Bed & Breakfast guests will find a kitchen with coffee machine and homemade cakes always available during the day. There is a living room with a fireplace where you can relax with a good Tuscan grappa. Breakfast is served in the lounge decorated with a fresco by the Macchiaioli painter Adolfo Tommasi.
As for the Home Restaurant of the Dimora, themed evenings and private events are organized. Guests can enjoy a classy dinner with professional chefs in an elegant and private setting. For the guests of the Bed & Breakfast a candlelit dinner is served in the room.
The position on the seafront, the frescoes, the Venetian seminato floors, the imposing staircase and the columns at the entrance ... And then the love that the young owner puts into homemade cakes, in welcoming customers and in daily management … All this will make your stay in the Bed & Breakfast unforgettable!
The historical building of the Casini d'Ardenza is located in the splendid Lungomare di Livorno, on Viale Italia.
We are in front of the Pejani baths, between the Baracchina Rossa and the Rotonda d'Ardenza.
In the nineteenth century Livorno became a famous summer destination coveted by the national and international bourgeoisie, in particular English. The first bathing establishments in Italy were built here, the Bagni Pancaldi, which proposed a model taken over the entire seafront. In 1835 the Casini e Bagni di Mare dell'Ardenza Company began to build furnished apartments for foreigners and holidaymakers passing through Livorno.
The architecture of the building
The Casini d'Ardenza complex was designed and built by the architect Giuseppe Cappellini, famous above all for having designed the Goldoni Theater in Livorno. The construction of the Casini d'Ardenza began to function around 1845. The guidance of Pietro Volpi in 1846 already attests to its entry into operation, praising the comfort of the apartments and recreation areas.
The Casini are made up of 13 buildings united in a single building in the shape of an omega. The building opens like a theater towards the promenade. The main facade, topped with a large clock, and the
side structures are characterized by an arcade with elegant sandstone columns.
The complex included a ballroom, a restaurant, game rooms and billiards, stables and an English park at the back.
Grand Ducal Casini d'Ardenza
The building became famous when it was inhabited by the Grand Duke Leopold II and his court: this earned him the name of "Granducali Casini D'Ardenza".
The southern wing of the complex, also called the "South Palace", was owned, from 1900 to 1935, by the family of Baron Herbert von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg. The latter was a cousin of the German chancellor Paul von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg who held the fortunes of Germany until the advent of Hitler. Baron Herbert was well known to the local population since he began to frequent the seaside resort as a boy.
The buildings were subsequently divided into private individuals. The 'Historic House', located on the south side,
it expands over three floors and maintains a large back garden.
The recovery and renovation work lasted 3 years. The original floors have been maintained, characterized by splendid mosaics in Venetian seminato, and the frescoes in the entrance, on the stairs and on the ceilings have been recovered.
The breakfast and events room has a fresco by Adolfo Tommasi which depicts three angels circling in heaven. Tommasi was an Italian painter (Livorno, 1851 - Florence, 1933) of the Macchiaioli style whose works are also exhibited at the Uffizi in Florence.
At Casini d'Ardenza you can live the dream of one 800th century villa located on the sea. In fact, the Dimora is open all year round and offers its guests two rooms in Livorno. We look forward to seeing you in the summer for a stay on the Livorno waterfront, with its blue flag waters or to visit the nearby cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence, or in winter for business trips or relaxing weekends.
The Historic House at the Casini D'Ardenza has only two unique rooms in Livorno. Equipped with satellite TV and private bathrooms with products from the Idea Toscana olive oil line, bathrobe, hairdryer and straightening plate. The entire house is equipped with Wi-Fi and free parking for guests.
The Cappellini Suite room has a study with a large library, a bedroom with a sea view and
an internal bathroom with double sink, separate shower and Teuco whirlpool tub for a total of 60 mXNUMX.
The rooms have a sea view while the bathroom overlooks the garden. Autonomous heating system.
The Tommasi Room has a bedroom, with a balcony overlooking the large garden,
and private external bathroom, entirely in pink and white marble, for exclusive use with shower and bathtub. The bathroom is
adjacent to the room and there is no passage of other guests from the corridor. In addition, Tommasi's customers come
given the exclusive use of an adjacent living room with sea view and large library.
At guests' disposal on the ground floor you will find a kitchen with a coffee machine and desserts always available
available during the day, a frescoed lounge with a fireplace where you can relax with a good grappa
complimentary tuscany, the garden with sun loungers and the breakfast room. Breakfast served in the morning
it is based on homemade cakes and local savory products, it is served in an elegant wooden table and
tailor-made for each customer based on allergy intolerances (availability of vegan solutions and
gluten-free on request).
UNESCO sites nearby
Square of Miracles, Pisa, 30 km