Baglioni Relais Santa Croce, Florence

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Florence, the Tuscan Renaissance capital is always worth a visit. Located in the historic centre, Baglioni Relais Santa Croce is a noble 18th century Palazzo, the only Relais & Chateaux charming property in Florence.

The hotel boasts 24 rooms and suites, decorated with attention to every detail and a few modern touches. The result is an achieved balance between comfort and wonder, a typical feature of Florentine architecture. 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 savoured three centuries ago.

Baglioni Relais Santa Croce is also home to the Guelfi & Ghibellini Restaurant, on the 1st floor of the Palazzo, and to the three Michelin-starred Enoteca Pinchiorri.

The columns framing the entrance portal were brought from Rome, and a vast hall on the main floor was designed as a concert hall, a small “Wundertheater.” The musicians were hidden behind panels painted with historical scenes, to create the illusion that the music was self-generated, and filled the hall magically.

A monumental chandelier hung in the centre of the Sala della Musica, a majestic ballroom with an imposing fireplace, supported by historic wooden trusses based on a Leonardo da Vinci design.