Florence has been the center of global significance for centuries. It served as the birthplace of the Renaissance, nurturing the brilliance of notable figures such as Dante, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli, Donatello, and many other artists of everlasting fame. Not only that, but from 1865 to 1871, the city also held the status of the capital of the kingdom of Italy, thrusting it onto the international stage. Throughout these significant events, the Bernini Palace has stood at the heart of Florence's historical narrative. Staying in the hotel's rooms and suites allows guests to step into history, uncovering the city's past through meticulous stylistic details.
The history of Florence permeates the very essence of the hotel
Upon crossing the threshold of this 15th-century palace, one can experience history as if flipping through the pages of an illustrated book. This experience is particularly heightened after the extensive restoration work undertaken between 2020 and 2022. In addition to refurbishing the lobby with florentine stone flooring and a staircase, the renovation efforts extended to the corridors, rooms, and furnishings. Parquet flooring, completely remodeled bathrooms, upgraded water and air conditioning systems were all implemented to accentuate the hotel's distinctive character. Remaining true to its roots as a historic establishment devoted to hospitality, the Bernini Palace once provided the only running and hot water and horse shelter in Florence during the 17th century. In the 19th century, it transformed into the elegant Albergo dello Scudo di Francia, and during Florence's time as the capital, it aptly became known as Hotel Columbia Parlamento, hosting the parliamentary refreshment bar. Upon its reopening in May, the Bernini Palace welcomed guests to revisit the suites once occupied by renowned personalities from the realms of culture, art, and cinema.
Let us delve further into the rooms and suites
The Hotel Bernini Palace offers 74 accommodations, including 15 Classic Doubles, 16 Superior and Superior Tuscan Doubles, 19 Deluxe Doubles and Tuscan Deluxe Doubles, 12 Grand Deluxe, 8 Junior Suites and Tuscan Junior Suites, and 4 Suites. Some of these rooms provide splendid views of Piazza San Firenze, offering captivating panoramas of the Duomo, Palazzo Bargello, and the Campanile of Badia Fiorentina. Attention to detail is paramount, as every modern comfort is thoughtfully incorporated. Guests can expect luxurious features such as high-quality linens, exclusive Simmons mattresses, hypoallergenic duvets, and soft cotton satin duvet covers. Most notably, each room possesses its own unique ambiance, ensuring a distinct experience. The Deluxe and Grand Deluxe rooms, spacious and adorned with magnificent antiques, overlook inner courtyards, medieval streets, and some even offer vistas of Piazza San Firenze. The Junior Suites, tastefully furnished in a classic style with antiques, feature Carrara marble in the bathrooms and comfortable armchairs in the living area. Finally, the Suites and iconic Junior Suites with scenic views provide elegant comfort, complete with Murano chandeliers and precious art objects. These larger accommodations feature separate living areas and spacious walk-in closets.