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Helvetia & Bristol
Via de Pescioni, 2
Number of Rooms: 67
Hotel Type: Luxury Hotel
Fads and fashions come and go but classic elegance remains and if you are looking for a hotel in Florence that belongs to the traditional school of luxury, the Helvetia and Bristol may well be it. It has the position (located in the heart of the city), the attention to detail and that old fashioned charm you would expect in one of Florence’s most exclusive lodgings.
This city knew elegance and style before any other in Europe; the Renaissance fermented here before rippling out to all corners of the continent. The art, history and overwhelming beauty provide a heady mix and the Helvetia and Bristol is one of the special places that act as a refuge, a lounge to come and relax in front of the fire in winter or opt for the terrace in summer, a private corner in your Florence.
The intense emotion of this city can tire, what we have selected here is a way for you to visit and get inside of this city whilst having all the facilities and comfort of what could seem a members’ club in that grand time-honoured style. Antique woods, the grey-blue pietra serena stone pillars, carrara marble and paintings from the seventeenth century fill this atmosphere with tradition and grandeur. In lesser hands this may have been intimidating but here the designers’ superb selection of luxurious fabrics adds refined sensual touches to both the lounge, bar and, of course, the private rooms where silk, lace and brocade give refined opulence. If you prefer classic style and comfort to fussy “design orientation” this is our recommendation for Florence.
From here you will have the city at your feet and can relax in the knowledge that the Ponte Vecchio bridge, the stunning cathedral, topped with Brunelleschi’s dome, and Michelangelo’s David are waiting, literally, around the corner. The hotel has a renowned restaurant and equally relaxing bar so top that on to the comfort and luxury of the rooms and you have one of the finest quality “bases for exploration” in the city!
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Typical florentine trattoria, casual atmosphere, but DELICIOUS food. Everything is like homemade and it is a bit like having dinner at your florent...
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