Located on the Arno riverside, in Lungarno Vespucci 8, right in the heart of the historical centre of Florence, and near Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria.
The Palace, which was built in the middle of the 19th century, faces the Arno river. From the windows on the Southern side you can watch the sunset over the Church of Cestello and Bellosguardo, the charms of Forte Belvedere, Piazzale Michelangelo, the Church of San Miniato and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. The windows on Northern side overlook the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Church of San Lorenzo and the beautiful green hills of Fiesole. You will be absorbed in the beauty of the cradle of Renaissance.
Since the 1800s, the Palace has been the residence of well known personalities of the Florentine and International cultural scene. The Washington Hotel Florence, the legendary residence for foreign visitors, was located on the first floor of Vespucci 8 , and it is believed that the famous musician Tchaikovsky stayed there for a period of time and composed here some of his greatest music, drawing inspiration from the beautiful panoramic views.
“Among all foreign cities, Florence has certainly become the one that I prefer. The more you live it, the more you realize that you love it. There is something so cozy in it, that makes me feel at home”. P. I. Tchaikovsky
A few minutes’ walk from the Palace will take you to all the monuments and beauties of Florence, but also to Via Tornabuoni, home to Italy’s luxury labels, Santa Maria Novella Train Station, to this day an exampel of italian architectural genius, the florentine Exhibition Center, like the Leopolda and the Fortezza da Basso, the historic Teatro Comunale and New Theatre of Opera, as well as the Cascine Park, the biggest green oasis in the city, the ideal place to relax or unwind with sports in an atmosphere of total tranquillity. The most prestigious florentine hotels Westin Exelsior and St. Regis are just a stone’s throw away. The main entrance is on Lungarno Vespucci, while the back entrance is on Borgo Ognissanti Street, where the best florentine antique stores are located.