Bernini Palace Hotel
With a rich history dating back to the 15th century, Hotel Bernini Palace blends Old World charm with contemporary accommodations and amenities in the medieval district of Florence. Enjoy breakfast in evocative Sala Parlamento with its beautiful frescoed ceiling, lounge in the Tuscan-inspired interior of your guestroom, or sample an artisan cocktail in the lively, upscale lounge. As one of the most exclusive hotels in the city, this five-star landmark near the banks of the Arno attracts celebrities, politicians, and discerning travelers from all over the world.
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- Unwind in one of 74 elegant guestrooms or suites, each individually decorated with vaulted ceilings, four-poster beds, and classic Italian décor
- Admire the stunning views of Palazzo Vecchio from the rooftop terrace
- Savor Florentine cuisine at La Chiostrina or a signature cocktail at the Lounge Bar
- Consult with the Clefs d’Or concierge to plan day trips, wine tastings, and truffle hunting excursions
- Walk to landmarks such as Uffizi Gallery, Florence Cathedral, and Ponte Vecchio
- Explore Florence’s famed statue of David, Piazzas, galleries, museums, and shops
Make the most of your stay in the “cradle of the Renaissance” at Hotel Bernini Palace Hotel in the heart of the former capital of Italy. The 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo — Florence's iconic cathedral — are all within easy walking distance, as are many other cultural sites. The hotel is a beautiful base for any Tuscan stay, capturing the warmth and romance of the surrounding city and countryside.
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Settle into one of the 74 elegant guestrooms and suites, each uniquely styled to provide a balance between traditional aesthetics and modern luxuries. Beamed ceilings, four-poster beds, period décor, precious textiles and tapestries, and Murano glass lamps transport you back to an era of opulence, while contemporary touches such as soft feather pillows and modern bathrooms with Trussardi bath products add modern comfort and style.
The pet-friendly hotel is an ideal location for a weekend escape, family vacation, romantic getaway, or business trip. The Clefs d’Or concierge will help plan your stay, while the unique meeting rooms provide refined spaces in which to work and do business. All rooms feature lush bathrobes, complimentary slippers, and a turndown service.
Bernini Palace Hotel’s dining options match the elegance of its surroundings. Start your mornings with a lavish buffet breakfast served in the historic Sala Parlamento, relax with a signature cocktail or light lunch in a classic Tuscan chair in the Lounge Bar, and sample some local delicacies at La Chiostrina Restaurant, celebrated for its restored courtyard.
Sala Parlamento – This historic space, formerly a notable meeting place for Italian politicians, is now the beautiful backdrop to your breakfast. Help yourself to fresh fruit, pastries, and nuts at the buffet, and marvel at the antiques, painted ceilings, and portraits of figures from the Italian Unification.
La Chiostrina Restaurant – Set in an inner courtyard from the 16th century, La Chiostrina Restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner, serving Tuscan classics like beef filet with herbs and roasted potatoes in a menu that changes monthly. Sample freshly made pasta paired with a local wine, and leave room for dessert.
Lounge Bar – The ideal spot for a business meeting or informal lunch, the Lounge Bar is open throughout the day serving a variety of creative drinks and local delicacies. A backlit bar, tasseled pendant lamps, and velour chairs make for an alluring atmosphere.
Choose a spot at the Lounge Bar to curl up with a cup of tea or a cocktail. Order a light lunch of gnocchetti with pesto and green beans or snack on a board of cured meats and cheeses accompanied by tomato and chicken liver bruschetta. Wander around and take in the history of the hotel, as well as that of wider Italy — the hall that hosts breakfast features portraits of men like Giuseppe Garibaldi who helped unite Italy in the 19th century. Venture up to the rooftop terrace for charming views of the city and marvel at your beautiful surroundings.
Head outside of Bernini Palace Hotel and you will be in the center of the city, home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture such as Botticelli’s iconic Birth of Venus in the Uffizi Gallery. Admire the crenelated tower of the Palazzo Vecchio as you walk over to Piazza della Signoria, the main square, or head down to the banks of the Arno for a riverside stroll. The concierge can assist you in making arrangements for everything from truffle hunting and wine tastings to river cruises and Renaissance tours — as well as the best shops, restaurants, and bars in the area.
Bernini Palace Hotel
Bernini Palace Hotel’s central location, directly opposite the Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Gondi, puts you in cozy proximity to Florence’s Renaissance landmarks. Piazza della Signoria is just a short walk from the hotel, and the banks of the river Arno are nearby.
Florence Airport is 5 mi / 9 km away.
Pisa International Airport is 54 mi / 87 km from the hotel.
Bologna Airport is 76 mi / 123 km away.