Hotel Brunelleschi

Florence, Italy

At a Glance

  • Enviably located next to the Duomo in the heart of the old city

  • Top suites boast some of the best views in Florence

  • Modern and comfortable rooms housed in adjoining historic buildings in the city centre

  • Choice of fine dining and more relaxed restaurants

  • The Osteria and some of the rooms are housed within an ancient Byzantine Tower

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Best time to Visit

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Florence is an exciting place to visit at any time of the year, and most attractions are open all year round. The best time to visit Florence is in May, early June, late September and October. Days during those months are usually warm, and quite long. July and August are hot and humid with many tourists. Since most Italians leave their hot cities in the summer, many restaurants are closed in Florence.

Winter can get cold, particularly January, but it is quiet. Temperatures are more favourable in the spring and autumn months.

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Insider's View

In Dan Brown's 'Inferno' Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks in the movie) chooses the Hotel Brunelleschi as his base for exploring the mysteries of Dante's Florence!

If you are looking for a special room the Duomo suite has 360 degree views of the city!

Make sure you head out onto the hidden balcony on the 4th floor for superb Duomo views.

Stay in a suite for fantastic benefits including an unpacking service and personal concierge.

Check out the ruins discovered underneath the hotel. Centuries of history are hidden below.

Take advantage of the unbeatable location directly next to the Duomo. Go for a late walk and enjoy its beauty lit up at night without the tourists.  

Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to Hotel Brunelleschi or take a look at our itineraries to Italy


Set in the heart of Florence, Hotel Brunelleschi is located just moments from the famous Cathedral, or Duomo. Many of the luxurious suites on the upper floor offer fantastic views of the city, and the major sights and shopping streets are just steps away.

Hotel Brunelleschi is ideally situated in the centre of Florence, between the Duomo and Piazza della Repubblica. With world-renowned architecture on its doorstep, Hotel Brunelleschi is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the city. The hotel is just steps from the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo and the Palazzo Vecchio, so guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to discovering the culture and history of Florence.

Part of the hotel is housed in the 'Pagliazza Tower', the oldest surviving building in the city centre, dating from the early medieval period.

With recently renovated rooms, Hotel Brunelleschi provides all modern necessities, as well as retaining touches of grandeur throughout. From the bespoke, specially crafted furniture, to the light flowing fabrics, the suites perfectly blend opulence and luxury within the setting of this historical building. Particularly impressive is the Pagliazza Tower Suite, with its breathtaking views from the very top of the Byzantine tower. Possibly the most unique suite in Florence, a stay here will leave you with truly special memories.

Discover fine dining at Hotel Brunelleschi's Michelin-starred Santa Elisabetta restaurant, where beautifully-presented dishes are created using the best of Italian ingredients. The artistry of the plates is enhanced by the sophisticated design of the restaurant - with just a few tables and semi-exposed brick walls, the restaurant feels welcoming and intimate. If you are in the mood for something more rustic, a visit to Hotel Brunelleschi's Osteria is a must. In the summer weather eat al fresco in the square, and be transported back through Italy's past as you feast on traditional Tuscan dishes.

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Hotel Brunelleschi is comprised of 96 rooms, of which 8 are Junior Suites and 6 are Suites. All suites perfectly combine elegance and luxury with modern touches. The suites all provide guests with luxury bed linens, iPod docks and a Nespresso machine. Bathrooms are complete with robes, slippers and Dr Vranjes toiletries, as well as double basins, and whirlpool bathtubs.


Hotel Brunelleschi welcomes children of all ages. Cots and high chairs are available for guests' use, and the hotel has a babysitting service if required.


Hotel Brunelleschi houses two fabulous restaurants. The Michelin-starred Santa Elisabetta Restaurant is elegantly decorated, and guests can enjoy beautiful dishes prepared with local ingredients in sumptuous surroundings. The Osteria della Pagliazza, on the other hand, has a more relaxed environment, serving rustic and traditional Tuscan dishes. Head to the stylish Tower Bar for a chilled drink, or to take part in ice cream or wine tastings.



James Ferguson (Staff)

The Brunelleschi is a great choice if you're looking for a hotel that's right in the centre of the everything. The owners have done a fantastic job blending the historic site (the building incorporates a Byzantine tower and has a museum in the basement) with the modern (rooms and public areas with a stylish, modern, clean design). For a special occasion it's well worth enquiring about the availability of either the Pagliazza Suite or one of the Suites with a roof terrace: they offer a unique view over the Cathedral's Dome.


  • Florence by private boat

    Take to the water and explore the city of Florence from a new perspective, on board a private boat. Cruise along the Arno with your private guide, enjoying views of the city's landmarks.

  • Fresco workshop in Florence

    Learn the fascinating art of fresco painting under the guidance of a real expert. Discover how these beautiful works of art are created before trying the techniques for yourself.

  • Gelato making workshop in Florence

    Learn how to create delicious and authentic Italian gelato in a private workshop with a professional chef. You'll discover the history behind this delicious dessert before making and tasting your own gelato.

  • Private Florence market tour and cooking class

    Head to one of Florence's bustling markets with a professional chef, where you'll choose your ingredients before heading to the kitchen and learning how to cook traditional Italian dishes.

  • Tour of the Duomo with an art historian

    The impressive Duomo, also known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is one of the most iconic monuments of Florence. Explore this incredible complex with your private guide and learn about its history and architecture.

  • Tour of the Uffizi Gallery with an art historian

    Discover the stunning works of art in the Uffizi Gallery with your private art historian guide and admire important Renaissance masterpieces by Italian artists including Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

  • Tour of the Uffizi Gallery with an art historian

    Discover the stunning works of art in the Uffizi Gallery with your private art historian guide and admire important Renaissance masterpieces by Italian artists including Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

  • Walking tour of Florence

    Explore the historic centre of Florence with your private guide, learning about the city's past, from the Roman era to the birth of the Renaissance. As you discover the city, admire some of Florence's key sights, including the breathtaking Duomo.

  • Wine tasting in Chianti

    Travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to discover the wines of Chianti, the area's most celebrated wine region. Visit two wineries to taste the local produce and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Location & directions

Florence, Italy

Set in the centre of Florence, Hotel Brunelleschi is just steps away from the city's highlights, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo. Museums and shopping are all nearby, and the hotel is within easy walking distance of most attractions.

How to get there

British Airways fly direct to Florence from London in just over 2 hours. Hotel Brunelleschi is a short 30-minute drive from the airport.

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