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Palazzo Alfani
Florence (Firenze), Italy

Via Ricasoli, 49
Florence (Firenze)
Firenze, Provincia di Firenze
Toscana (Tuscany), Italy 
50122

Wonderful apartments in historic residence facing Michelangelo's David

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Property type: Apartment     5 guest apt units   Year built: 1600, Renovated: 2007
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Overview

The historic Residenza Palazzo Alfani is located the heart of Florence, close to the Duomo Cathedral and directly opposite the Accademia Gallery which houses the original of Michelangelos David .

Its location allows the visitor to combine relaxation with a cultural experience: a dip into Renaissance Florence.

It is the ideal choice for those who wish to enjoy the true spirit of Florence.


The history of Palazzo Alfani,- XVI century palace protected by the Italian National Commission for Cultural Heritage- was acquired by the ancestors of the current owners at the beginning of the 1800s.

The buildings façade is in classical Renaissance style. The interior, although subject to various renovations over time, continues to maintain its original period style.

All original fittings, floors and banisters have been restored.

All restoration work has been carried out with full respect for the past.

Suites

The Architecture, furnishings and general décor of the Palazzo Alfani combine a flavour of the past with the most modern technology.

Modern comfort is married to Renaissance tradition. Palazzo Alfani also has the additional advantage in that some of the Suites are interconnected, thus facilitating groups of friends or families who wish to spend their holiday together.

Most of the Suites overlook a large garden (250mq), which is unique in the centre of Florence. The suites under the supervision of the Interior Decorator Graziella Marcelli are furnished with period furniture. The overall affect is to create a Florentine atmosphere in a modern context.

Each bedroom has a kingsized bed (twin or double). The well-known upholsterers Ciolini provide the furnishings. All rooms contain prints by Talani, Possente, Alinari, as well as etchings by the noted engravers Ippogrifo. The lamps are handmade in ceramics.

All suites are fully furnished with necessary appliances to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Fine porcelain and glasses, including those for fine wines, are provided.

The bathrooms, bright and spacious, have been completely restructured with the finest materials. Each contains a shower unit with Jacuzzi hydromassage.

All suites have individual air-conditioning and heating units.
ADSL internet connection is provided free.

The Alfani family takes personal charge of the Residence, so that guests whether on holiday or on a working visit may enjoy the best treatment.

Suites are provided with:
Air conditioning and heating
Welcome basket
Microwave oven
Espresso Coffee machine
Fully equipped kitchen
Fridge-Freezer
ADSL internet connection
TV satellite
Hair dryer
Linen
Water, electricity and gas charges


Services offered:
Baggage service
Change of linen every three days
City maps, car rental, museum and restaurant
Information available
Reception service
Luggage storage
Services on request:


Near-by garage facilities
Transfer to and from airport and train station
Car and scooter rental
Bicycle rental
Daily make-up of bedroom
Dry cleaning service
Daily cleaning service, linen change on alternate days
Housekeeping
Baby sitting service
Personalized tourist and culinary/ wine tasting outings
Guided tours of the city and region
Cookery courses
Wine tasting
Printing service
Hairdresser
Flowers
We remain at your disposal for any further requests.

Palazzo Alfani History

Among the previous residents of the Palazzo was Professor Augusto Alfani, ( 1844-1923), a distinguished Philologist and educator. He was the founder of the "Review of Public Education" (1872), and author of stories and dialogues for children.

He was a member of the Accademia della Crusca from 1885 and became its Secretary in 1889.

In 1914, he was partly responsible for the compilation of a Standard Italian Language Dictionary.

His son, Father Guido Alfani, a Scolopian, was Director of the famous Seismological Observatory Ximeniano in Florence from 1905 to 1940.

He was responsible for much pioneering work in Seismology, Meteorology and Astronomy. In the early 1900s he set up a Geodynamics laboratory in the basement of the Convent of San Giovannino, which became one of the most famous in Italy and in Europe. He also set up a Radio and Telegraph Station for receiving signals and meteological bulletins from Paris. Among his admires was Guglielmo Marconi, who visited him in 1913.

Useful Link: Osservatorio Ximeniano

Location & Transportation

Palazzo Alfani is located in Duomo area, one minute walking from S.Giovanni square (Duomo) and San Marco square.
S.Maria Novella Railway station is only ten minutes away.

  DirectionsHow to reach us from the airport:
Amerigo Vespucci Airport is 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) from our Residence. So it is possible to reach the Palazzo Alfani:
by taxi in about 15 minutes;
by shuttle to S.M. Novella train station and then a 10-minute taxi ride;
it is also possible to demand a private transfer at the moment of the reservation.
How to reach us from the RAILWAY station:
From the Santa Maria Novella central train station it is possible to reach Palazzo Alfani:
by taxi in less than 10 minutes;
by bus line STOP IN Piazza San Marco);
it is also possible to demand a private transfer at the moment of the reservation

How to reach us by Car:

Arriving from Rome:
exit from the motorway at Firenze Sud.
Carefully follow directions to Piazza della Libertà:enter towards Centre taking the Via Cavour (this is restricted area and if stopped by the police indicate that you are going to the Residence Palazzo Alfani ).
On arrival at Piazza San Marco turn left at the traffic light and veer left along the square until You take a right turn into Via Ricasoli.
The Palazzo Alfani is n.49 and is directly opposite the Accademia Gallery.

Arriving from Milan:
exit from the motorway at Firenze Nord.
Drive towards Fortezza da Basso and carefully follow Directions to the Piazza della Libertà: enter towards centre taking the Via Cavour (this is restricted area and if stopped By the police indicate that you are going to the Residence Palazzo Alfani ).
On arrival at Piazza San Marco turn left at the traffic light and veer left along the square until you take a right turn into Via Ricasoli.
The Palazzo Alfani is n.49 and is directly opposite the Accademia Gallery.
  TransportationBus Stop 50 mt
  AirportAmerigo Vespucci is 5 kilometers (about 3 miles) from our Residence

Amenities & Attractions

Most of the Suites overlook a large garden (250mq), which is unique in the centre of Florence. The suites under the supervision of the Interior Decorator Graziella Marcelli are furnished with period furniture. The overall affect is to create a Florentine atmosphere in a modern context.

Each bedroom has a kingsized bed (twin or double). The well-known upholsterers Ciolini provide the furnishings. All rooms contain prints by Talani, Possente, Alinari, as well as etchings by the noted engravers Ippogrifo. The lamps are handmade in ceramics.

All suites are fully furnished with necessary appliances to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Fine porcelain and glasses, including those for fine wines, are provided.

The bathrooms, bright and spacious, have been completely restructured with the finest materials. Each contains a shower unit with Jacuzzi hydromassage.

  Local Attractions
Galleria dell'Accademia (5 mt)
Duomo (200 mt)
Uffizi (500 mt)
  Amenities
Breakfast (extra charge)Childcare or babysitting
Children permittedElevator/lift not available
Laundry/valet serviceLinen included
No SmokingParking (extra charge)

Guest Apt Amenities

Suites The Architecture, furnishings and general décor of the Palazzo Alfani combine a flavour of the past with the most modern technology. Modern comfort is married to Renaissance tradition. Palazzo Alfani also has the additional advantage in that some of the Suites are interconnected, thus facilitating groups of friends or families who wish to spend their holiday together. Most of the Suites overlook a large garden (250mq), which is unique in the centre of Florence. The suites under the supervision of the Interior Decorator Graziella Marcelli are furnished with period furniture. The overall affect is to create a Florentine atmosphere in a modern context. Each bedroom has a kingsized bed (twin or double). The well-known upholsterers Ciolini provide the furnishings. All rooms contain prints by Talani, Possente, Alinari, as well as etchings by the noted engravers Ippogrifo. The lamps are handmade in ceramics. All suites are fully furnished with necessary appliances to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Fine porcelain and glasses, including those for fine wines, are provided. The bathrooms, bright and spacious, have been completely restructured with the finest materials. Each contains a shower unit with Jacuzzi hydromassage. All suites have individual air-conditioning and heating units. ADSL internet connection is provided free. The Alfani family takes personal charge of the Residence, so that guests whether on holiday or on a working visit may enjoy the best treatment.

  Apt Types
S.croce
S.marco
S.spirito
San Giovanni
San Marco
  Apt Amenities
A/C climate controlBidet
Coffee/tea makerCribs available
HairdryerInternet access
Iron/ironing boardKitchenettes
MicrowaveNon-smoking rooms
Private bathroomRefrigerator
Rollaway beds availableTelevision
Television (cable/satellite)Toiletries complimentary

Food & Restaurants

  On site Restaurants
Pane E VinoCibreo
Teatro Del SaleIl Santo Bevitore
La Giostra

Payment Information

Rate details: price are per apartment per day
Available discounts: discount available for long stay period
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Cancellation policy: Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.
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For cancellations within 10 days and arrive date first night amount will be charged.
in case of no show total amount will be charged.

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