Grand Hotel Villa Medici in Florence, built in the 18th century as the palace for the Medici family, is one of the top romantic hotels in Italy. The hotel is decorated in antique style with high vaulted ceilings and some of the original antiques. Guests can relax outdoors by the swimming pool and in the garden or work out at Le Sirenuse Fitness Club which includes a steam room and sauna.
Hotel Rooms & Food
The Grand Hotel Villa Medici offers 88 rooms and 15 suites. Book one of the rooms with a terrace and view of Florence on your romantic vacation.
The hotel restaurant, Lorenzo de Medici, offers fine Florentine and Italian cuisine. In the summer, guests can have breakfast, lunch and dinner on the outdoor terrace by the swimming pool. Grill Lorenzino offers international, Italian and Florentine cuisine and incorporates fresh fish specialties. The American Bar "Cosimo" features live piano music in the summer.
The hotel is located near the Arno river and the Santa Maria Novella square. You can walk to most major attractions, including the Uffizi art gallery (about a 20 minute walk), the Duomo of Florence, Bargello Museum, Boboli Gardens, The Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria and Michelangelo's David.
Best Time to Go & Getting There
In the spring, Florence is at its best with mild temperatures and fewer crowds. The Florence Airport Amerigo Vespucci is about 15 minutes by car from the Villa Medici. Taxis are readily available at the airport. If you are arriving to Florence by train from Rome (about 2 hours by train), the Santa Maria Novella rail station in Florence is near the hotel.
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