• Florence - Il Tornabuoni
  • 15 Luglio 2018
  • 30 Notte
  • 8 Notte

Hotel close to Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

The vicinity to Palazzo Strozzi is certainly one of the reasons why the Il Tornabuoni Hotel in Florence is so comfortable. We are talking about one of the most beautiful Italian Renaissance palaces, one of the symbols of this astonishing city, rich in history and centre of the cultural and social scene with its exhibitions and events.

In Piazza Strozzi we will find Palazzo Strozzi, a pleasant 170 meters stroll away from the hotel that will guide you through Via Porta Rossa, Via Monalda and Piazza degli Strozzi. Palazzo Strozzi was built between 1489 and 1538, by order of Filippo Strozzi. It’s a true architectural masterpiece, to the point that many consider it the best example of a Renaissance noble dwelling.

The structure’s form is cubic, designing three floors around a central courtyard, with a façade that recalls a fortalice. Arched portals open on three sides of the palace, which is surrounded by streets on all sides and is a free-standing structure.

The exterior of the palace is decorated with torchbearers, candle holders, flag holders, rings for horses, dragons, torchbearer sphinxes, spontoons and lanterns in the shape of small temples. 

It’s been a State property since 1999.

 

The prime location of Il Tornabuoni Hotel in Florence, close to Palazzo Strozzi, will offer you the perfect experience of this palace. Today it hosts the Gabinetto G. P. Vieusseux (with a prestigious library), the National Institute for Renaissance Studies (INSR), the Italian Institute of Human Sciences and the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation with its numerous exhibitions, expositions and cultural and artistic events. 

The exhibitions are open to the public every day (included holidays) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

On Thursdays, they are open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

To make a reservation, you can call 055 2469600 from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., and between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to prenotazioni@palazzostrozzi.org.