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Elegant Family Oasis at the Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence

Dan Brown’s description of the Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence in his bestseller Inferno as “elegant” is simply the most perfect way to describe this iconic Italian hotel.

From breakfast in the beautifully-restored tower room to dinner outside in the hotel’s surprisingly calm, peaceful piazza, the Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence offers a classically elegant, purely Italian oasis away from the crowds yet nestled in the heart of the city.

Ideally Located near piazza della signoria

My friends who are residents of Florence have called this beautiful piazza their favorite. Home to the busy city government building, a charming merry go round and the setting of Ruth Orkin’s famous American Girl in Italy photograph, this is a beautiful place to hang out while enjoying a glass of wine or some traditional Italian gelato.

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This Piazza was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio. This government building is still the political hub of the city of Florence.  Expect to see plenty of Florentines and tourists alike hanging out here, as it’s also quite near to the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery.

Hotel Brunelleschi is just steps away from the excitement of this central point in Florence, yet an oasis of calm once you step into the hotel’s private piazza.

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Open the windows of your hotel room for a magical view of this beautiful Italian town from above. Look in one direction towards the hills that surround the town, and look the other way for views of the famed Duomo. It doesn’t get any better than this!

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The Best Family Suites in Florence 

After a massive renovation which took nearly a decade and combined three individual historic buildings, the Hotel Brunelleschi combines authentic details with modern touch. The rooms are decorated in calming grays and blues, with soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling drapes and lush towels and bathrobes.

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This décor carries through to the dining area on the second floor, where all guests can enjoy a lovely buffet breakfast complete with fruit, granola, meat, cheese and eggs. Guests staying on a suite package have the option to dine in the tower dining room from an a la carte menu.

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The first floor combines modern finishes with original stone work. The tower, adjacent to reception and home to a dining room today, is the oldest tower in all of Florence and dates back to the. Great care has been taken to preserve and incorporate this ancient structure.

The hotel has 3 family suites available. These suites connect two separate rooms with one main door, creating a suite with plenty of space suitable for a family of 4 or 5.

Each room includes a large wardrobe area complete with a mini-bar, coffee-making facilities and plenty of room to unpack. In addition to a large, super comfortable king sized bed, some rooms also have a separate sleeping area. Bathrooms are large and many include a shower plus bath tub.

If you will be traveling to Italy with children, or perhaps are visiting older children studying abroad (a big market for this hotel), and are keen to stay in the heart of Florence, the Hotel Brunelleschi is the place for you.

If you have a rental car, no problem. While much traffic is restricted in the city center, as a hotel guest you can drive to the hotel and take advantage of their valet service to store the car while you explore the city.

The Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence is an excellent choice for a luxury hotel in the center of Florence.