Hotel Profile: The Brunelleschi in Florence

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You can imagine that our travel agency has booked thousands of clients for a vacation in Italy over the years.

Among the many hotels that we’ve recommended and clients have raved about, one of the places that receives the most praise, time and time again, is the iconic Brunelleschi in Florence.

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In the Shadow of the Duomo

This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Florence, near the Duomo. It blends modern design with elegant, ancient architecture. The hotel was reconstructed from the foundations of an ancient tower called the Pagliazza–which dates from the 6th Century c.e. and once housed Roman thermal baths–and the medieval church of San Michele in Palchetto. Sometimes it feels like your very own museum!

You certainly feel like you’re staying at the Crème de la Crème of Florence! The hotel has established itself as one of the best hotels downtown, and has won countless rewards by Forbes Travel Guide and Conde Nast—and we definitely see why.

Nearby attractions are the Uffizi Gallery, central market, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, and of course the Duomo.

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Rooms in Style and Sophistication

Rooms are variable to taste and traveling situation. A romantic suite for a couple or connecting rooms for families. If you’re staying in one of the Suites, you’ll be assigned a personal Suite Ambassador—a concierge at your disposal for any request, advice or reservations.

Ask your WIT travel agent for a room with a view of the Duomo on your next trip to Tuscany’s Renaissance capital!

The two in-house restaurants are exquisite, the luxurious Santa Elisabetta, and the fresh bistro of Osteria Pagliazza. Or if you feel like a nightcap, grab an antipasto or glass of Perrier-Jouet Champagne at the Tower Bar.

Excellent service, gorgeous furnishings, sophisticated palates, exceptional attentiveness, free Wifi, complimentary welcome aperitif, daily newspaper, breakfast included–what more could you ask for?

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Did you know? The Hotel Brunelleschi was even mentioned in the bestselling book, The Da Vinci Code. As author Dan Brown writes: 

“When can I see you again?” Langdon reeled momentarily, lost in her eyes. “When?” He paused, curious if she had any idea how much he had been wondering the same thing.
“Well, actually, next month I’m lecturing at a conference in Florence. I’ll be there a week without much to do.”
“Is that an invitation?”
“We’d be living in luxury. They’re giving me a room at the Brunelleschi.”

Why should you visit Florence over Easter?

On Easter morning (this year Sunday, April 21), Florence welcomes the Scoppio del Carro, or the Explosion of the Cart. This religious festival dates back over 350 years. An ornamental wagon, built in 1622 and towering 2-3 stories high, is pulled by a pair of oxen in garlands through the streets of Florence and Piazza Duomo. Certainly, a sight to behold!

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