Hotel Bernini Palace
Housed in a classic Florentine palace dating from the 15th century, this iconic hotel is situated within a six-minute walk of the Duomo, Galleria degli Uffizi, and Piazza della Signoria. The high-ceilinged lobby is furnished with antique tapestries, while the 74 guestrooms contain antique furniture, baroque fabrics, and in many rooms, authentic Murano chandeliers. Select accommodations also have windows overlooking Piazza San Firenze and the slender bell tower of the Badia Fiorentina. Breakfast is served beneath the frescoed ceiling of the Sala Parlamento, a 19th-century meeting place for members of Parliament, or on the rooftop garden beside the hot tub.
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