In Via dei Tornabuoni at the top floor of the medieval tower overlooking Piazza Santa Trinita, a new hotel has been created; a period residence designed to welcome a few choice guests in a sophisticated and private atmosphere. The entrance is through the ground floor hall of the palace, a private elevator reaches the top floor where the lobby is located in a veranda offering a magnificent bird's eye view of the historic center of Florence and a spacious terrace surrounded by guelph crenellated walls with a breathtaking 360° vista over the city and the surrounding hills. The twelve comfortable guestrooms have sweeping views and all of the standard ammenities of a first class hotel.
The palace, built in the middle of the 13th century, was the residence of the Gianfigliazzi family until the end of the 18th century and was the seat of the celebrated "Casino de' Nobili" (club of the aristocracy). Through the years a number of famous personages and artists were guests in the dwelling palace of this illustrious family, among others: Alessandro Manzoni,Vittorio Alfieri and King Louis Buonaparte.
From the beginning of the 20th century to the end of World War II English aristocrats and intellectuals, charmed by Florence chose the Pensione Piccioli in via Tornabuoni, in this same building, as their favorite residence.
The Tower is located at the beginning of Via dei Tornabuoni, just across the Santa Trinita bridge, and next to the Church of Santa Trinita.