Its aspect is that of a stone medieval fortress, where, at the right side of
the entrance the tall and famous tower, Torre Guelfa, stands out. This tower is
among the tallest in the city and was built by the Florentine family Buondelmonti,
one of the two families involved in the fight between the Guelfs and the Ghibellines.
Later on the Buondelmontis sold the palace in 1341 to Niccolò Acciaiuoli , who occupied an important position under the kingdom of Naples. In the 20th century the hotel underwent important restoration, bringing back
its original medieval atmosphere. The palace is protected by the Florentine Fine Arts Consortium, which must preserve
all historical buildings in Florence. From the tower terraces, which are accessible
only for our hotel guests, one can admire the stunning view of the city and surrounding
hills while sipping a nice glass of wine. In full view are Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo
Pitti, the Duomo and Baptistry, the Vasari Corridor and the Arno river banks.
The best of Florentine medieval and renaissance monuments lie at your feet! You become
a witness of one of the most important artistic cities in the world!