Palazzo Guadagni, a boutique hotel in the center of Florence
The historic building of the sixteenth century Palazzo Guadagni, happily transformed into a refined 3 star hotel, confirms its long and dedicated vocation to hospitality. In Piazza Santo Spirito on the corner with via Mazzetta around a central courtyard, Palazzo Guadagni stands out for its loggia, redeveloped as a suggestive roof garden overlooking the historic center and the Florentine hills. The interiors of this elegant structure of the 500 are admirably restored, showing off precious environments characterized by elegant living rooms, frescoed vaults and antique furniture.
A classic of elegance, distinction and familiar welcome, for one boutique hotel in Florence with timeless charm. Hotel Palazzo Guadagni exudes, in its living rooms and its bright rooms furnished with period furniture, a genuine atmosphere of an ancient Florentine private residence.
The rooms, available in different sizes and differentiated in their uniqueness, have comfortable bathrooms with bathtub or shower complete with hairdryer. Each room is also equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar and Wi-Fi connection. Some rooms can be reached via an internal staircase. Some rooms boast frescoed ceilings or ancient fireplaces and a splendid view from the palace that embraces the Basilica and the Piazza di Santo Spirito, the Palazzo Pitti, Florence Cathedral and Palazzo Vecchio.
It is the first loggia of the Florentine Renaissance that looks down on the elegant and discreet, the façade of the Basilica of Santo Spirito, designed by Brunelleschi with a unique, soft, stretch.
Palazzo Guadagni, an imposing residence on the corner between the square and via Mazzetta - which houses the hotel of the same name - has a long and rich history, which has its roots in the early sixteenth century, when the Dei family, powerful textile merchants, had it built on a brand new Piazza Santo Spirito (the basilica was finished just thirty years before the construction of the building, dating back to 1505). Under the suggestive loggia, where today the guests of the 15 rooms have breakfast or sip a drink at the end of the day together with those who, even if they are not staying in the building, want to enjoy the Florentine sunset from a perspective
unpublished, once they were spread out to dry the newly woven fabrics.
In the middle of the seventeenth century, when the Dei family had become extinct, the property was bought by the Guadagni family who lived there until, in the 1865, the political heart of the Italian monarchy was moved,
Florence became the capital and the entire building was used as the residence of the prime minister.
It was at that time that the city experienced an era of great architectural upheavals, especially by Giuseppe Poggi, the architect responsible for the construction of the ring roads, on the model of the French boulevards, and the Piazzale Michelangelo. Poggi himself intervened on Palazzo Guadagni and on the adjacent building, creating a staircase to connect the two buildings and enlarging the entrance to allow entry and exit of the carriages. Since the early twentieth century, the Palazzo Guadagni hosted the '' Sorelle Bandini '' guesthouse, during which during the Second World War, some sought after during the Nazi persecution took refuge, including the German painter Edward Bargheer who remained in Florence until the 1947 .
Palazzo Guadagni today
From the 2007 the Palazzo Guadagni has changed management and has been completely renovated, bringing to light the nineteenth-century atmosphere with the delicate frescoes and giving new enamel to the furnishings, without neglecting the contemporary needs, such as air conditioning and wi-fi , available in all environments. Place of great charm, chosen as a location by Zeffirelli for his Te with Mussolini and, more than
recently, by Nina di Majo for the comedy Matrimoni and other disasters played by Margherita Buy, Palazzo Guadagni remains one of the most central yet discrete corners of the city of lily. Point of
privileged view, a treasure chest full of history and an ideal starting point for a special visit to the city.
Thanks to the reception service we offer the possibility to book for our customers, guided tours, museum reservations, restaurants, excursions.
Valet parking service, once you reach the Hotel the driver will take care to park the car at a paid garage.
It is possible to host private events in the lodge.
Places of interest nearby
The Hotel is located in the Santo Spirito district that, thanks to the shops and shops of antique dealers and artisans, the magnificent Brunelleschi's Renaissance basilica Piazza di Santo Spirito populated by typical markets it is one of the most evocative areas of the historical center of Florence.
Among the most characteristic Florentine hotels on the Oltrarno, Hotel Palazzo Guadagni is located near the majestic Palazzo Pitti, ancient residence of the grand dukes of Tuscany and current home of prestigious art galleries.
To retrace the glories of court life and admire the splendid ancestor of the Italian gardens, you can not avoid visiting the Boboli Gardens, in whose museum you can admire valuable paintings and sculptures.
To access the other side of Florence you can walk the neighbor Old Bridge: that we contemplate it mirrored on the river from the Holy Trinity Bridge or that you explore it along its goldsmith shops and its panoramic terraces on the Arno, it manifests itself as one of the most admirable symbols of Florence.