Hotel in the centre of Florence
Hotel Machiavelli is in an ideal location from which you can enjoy Florence to the full, whether your are here on holiday or for business.
Located on Via Nazionale, you can reach the Duomo of Florence and its monumental Baptistery in just a few short minutes. All the other fascinating historical landmarks at the heart of the centre, steeped in art and grandeur, are also close at hand: Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza San Lorenzo, as well as the Palazzo dei Congressi convention centre and the Palazzo degli Affari business building, located in a central and strategic part of the city to host conferences, conventions and important events, as well as all of the economic and administrative activities of Florence.
Even just taking a walk in the area around the hotel you will see some of the most characteristic streets and alleys that are so important to Florentine history and art.
The hotel is very near the celebrated Piazza della Signoria, its works of art and monuments admired by millions of tourists every year. Not far away is the Accademia delle Belle Arti, but also the intricate network of streets and alleys which in and of themselves make a visit to Florence worthwhile for their beauty and uniqueness.
Located in an ancient Florentine convent
The historic Palazzo which today houses the Hotel Machiavelli Palace, in the centre of Florence, was a nun’s convent during the 14th century, next to the Church of San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini – founded in 1206 and belonging to the Knights Templar for a considerable time.
Subsequently, two noble Florentine families – the Bartolini and Salimbeni – took over the convent and transformed it into a palace, which became their residence, as evidenced by the coats of arms on the building’s facade.
Under the tutelage of the nation’s Fine Arts authority, the edifice preserves all of its original allure.
The hotel establishment was entirely renovated in 2000, maintaining a typical atmosphere of ancient Florence:
architectural lines and furnishings in authentic style, frescoes, coffered ceilings, Tuscan stone ornaments, terracotta and Carrara marble, wooden beams, antique furnishings and furniture.
In essence, a comfortable and welcoming establishment in which every room is unique and different from the others, offering its sophisticated guests a glimpse of Florentine history – like a window open into the past.