A few steps from the Duomo and the main monuments, Palazzo Tolomei is a historic Renaissance residence. To welcome guests in this beautiful palace that also hosted Raphael, beautiful rooms and frescoed rooms, suites with refined taste for an unforgettable stay, where the suggestions of art are combined with the most modern comforts.
Palazzo Tolomei History
Palazzo Tolomei is a splendid Renaissance palace located in the heart of Florence, expression of the most refined Renaissance taste. In fact, the first owners of the Palace were the Taddei, a noble Florentine family of merchants and bankers, famous for having hosted Raffaello Sanzio in 1505. The famous artist then had the opportunity to repay with the Taddei by painting the Madonna del Prato, now exhibited at the Kunsthistorische Museum in Vienna and the Holy Family, known as "Tondo Taddei", today at the National Gallery of Scotland.
Sold in 1564 to the Baglioni of Perugia, the building changed owners several times until it was bought in 1620 by the Del Chiaro family, the renowned goldsmith of Florence. I Del Chiaro began to restructure and embellish the building, with Antonio Ferri as an architect and calling to decorate the rooms the most famous Florentine artists of the time. Giuseppe Nicola Nasini and Alessandro Gherardini frescoed the halls of the festivals, Giovan Battista Ciceri added decorations and stuccos on all the floors of the building and carved the large statue of Diana that still today welcomes visitors in the fifteenth-century courtyard.
Choosing Palazzo Tolomei for your stay in Florence means to immerse yourself completely in an atmosphere permeated with art, history and culture without renouncing the comforts of a modern hotel. The contemporary comforts, from air conditioning to internet connection, coexist perfectly with the elegance of the renaissance suites and lounges.
Some rooms of Palazzo Tolomei are dedicated to relaxation and reading, becoming in the course of the day, meeting places where you can taste the traditional sweets of Florence. In the evening, then sparkling prosecco and reds of the territory become the protagonists, accompanying meats, cheeses and specialties of the rich Tuscan gastronomic tradition.
At Palazzo Tolomei everything is prepared to make your stay unforgettable, a journey into this treasure of art accompanied by the great tradition of Italian hospitality, living traditions, pleasures and history in an atmosphere of unique charm.