Stroll the city’s biggest private garden – a tranquil haven of statues, fountains and centuries-old trees – or retire to your suite where frescoes line the walls amid original architectural features. This historic Hotel, with its Michelin-starred Italian restaurant and a locally inspired Spa where you can spend afternoons in pure indulgence, is just steps away from the cultural heart of Florence.
The Hotel’s expansive private garden, with its charming statues, fountains and even a small Ionic temple, was planted in the 15th century and retains all of its ancient beauty (though we’ve added a modern swimming pool for all-day relaxation). Kept hidden for centuries, you can now spend hours strolling beneath the centuries-old trees or climb the hill for a romantic dinner with Duomo views.
Four Seasons Room
Spacious and full of natural light, our Four Seasons rooms offer comfortable living areas for end-of-day relaxation, and our trademark beds make for restful nights.
A former limonaia (greenhouse) belonging to La Villa, our romantic suite is surrounded by private gardens with a plunge pool (open from June to September).
Frescoed Executive Suite
Which will you be more captivated by – this suite’s magnificent views of the Giardino del Borgo or the frescoed interior that gives you a private peek into Renaissance art?
In Frescoed Executive Suite’s living room, you’ll notice a depiction of the settlement of the Della Gherardesca family – the oldest family in all of Europe – in the city of Pisa in the 16th century.
Duomo View Executive Suit
Sip a glass of Champagne in the upstairs living room of this bi-level suite, with the Duomo and the rooftops of Florence spread out before you.
Enjoy a panoramic window on the upper floor of the Duomo View Executive Suite, providing the best view of the city.
Royal Suite ( Della Gherargesga)
Painted vaulted ceilings above, original Capodimonte Maioliche-style ceramic floor below, and 17th-century frescoes and park views everywhere you look: This opulent suite, located in the former nobles’ quarters at the Palazzo della Gherardesca, is a never-ending feast for the eyes.
You can pick your dish from the cellar of exceptional Italian wines and enjoy a glass on the terrace before dining on FS menu of regional classics, given a contemporary twist by chef Vito Mollica in flagship, Michelin-starred restaurant.
A staunch advocate for independent producers, Vito bases his kitchen philosophy on “knowing the man behind the produce.” Personally scouring the market and countryside for the very best Italy has to offer, Vito then creates menus that speak to the country’s gastronomic dominance.
“The main value of any dish is the quality of the ingredients. If they have been produced with care, it comes through in the taste. Then the more simply you cook the ingredients, the more you allow the flavour
Whether you’re in the mood for a custom Negroni served from FS iconic drinks trolley or a mid-afternoon espresso and lemon tartlet, this light-filled, all-day lounge is where you’ll find yourself (and the locals) sinking into a deep sofa to catch up, relax and dine in style.
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