- Name: Relais Santa Croce
- Rooms: 24
- Rating: 5-Star
- Brand: Baglioni Hotels & Resorts
- Parent: Baglioni Hotels Group
A Nobel Palazzo in the heart of Florence, Relais Santa Croce By Baglioni Hotels & Resorts is more a residence, than a hotel. The building has seen many notable inhabitants over the centuries. Midway through the 18th century, Papal treasurer, and sonnet composer Marquis Giovanni Maria Baldinucci, a relative of Filippo Baldinucci, who founded the first nucleus of the Uffizi’s Design Gallery, commissioned the building of the sumptuous palazzo in Via Ghibellina, on a plot of land that had once belonged to Giovanni da Verrazzano, the explorer who discovered New York harbor. This former Ciofi Jacometti Palace in the heart of Florence, was restored in a manner that faithfully respects its architecture and original frescoes, is home to the Relais Santa Croce. It is an ideal setting, both charming and intimate, just a stone’s throw from the city’s main attractions.
Relais Santa Croce has 24 rooms and suites, decorated with attention to every detail and a few modern touches, always with care not to disturb the existing structure. The result is an achieved balance between comfort and wonder, a typical feature of Florentine architecture. The magnificent rooms and suites with views of the rooftops and Basilica combine period furniture with contemporary design, elegant details, and a sumptuous finish. The earth colors of the roofs and facades of the exterior are graciously echoed in the terracotta, parquet, and wood trim of the rooms. The main floor is comprised of three fully frescoed signature suites: Da Verrazzano, 170 square meters, and De Pepi, another 91 square meters, which can be combined to form the Santa Croce Royal Suite, 260 square meters of privacy and discreet intimacy, ideal for re-experiencing the atmosphere that the Marquis savored three centuries ago.
Situated right in the heart of Florence, the Relais Santa Croce is one of the finest hotels in the city and is the ideal destination for those looking for an environment that evokes the intimacy of a private residence. Decorated with original frescoes, exquisite period furniture and sumptuous fabrics, the hotel features a unique atmosphere which has remained intact over the centuries and in which tradition and modernity live happily together. At Relais Santa Croce, guests are sure to be enraptured by the enchantment of a truly extraordinary place surrounded by fine furnishings and frescoed ceilings, as befits one of the best 5-star hotels in the city. Nestled in an enchanting and timeless location, where history and art combine. This place is Santa Croce, the charming district of Florence, rich in tradition and birthplace of the Renaissance. Go back in time and discover the cultural heritage of Italy.
- Location: Baglioni Relais Santa Croce – Via Ghibellina, 87, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy