Palazzo Belfiore Apartments is not only a place to rest your head in comfortable surroundings. It’s an experience, an authentic awakening to life in Florence and the Oltrarno neighbourhood. Brother and sister team Francesca and Federico are born-and-bred Florentines and their mission has always been to open doors for their guests to see the real Florence, the one that here-today-gone-tomorrow tourism sadly skips. Here in the heart of the Oltrarno you can delve deeper into the city’s soul, benefitting from a personal and more profound experience of the Tuscan capital.
At Palazzo Belfiore, discover authentic Florence with customized itineraries. These hand-picked experiences let you immerse yourself in the local culture through visiting artisans’ workshops and local farms, eating at traditional restaurants or learning from wine and olive oil producers, or through making and seeing history for yourself with an expert tour or an engaging, hands-on painting or drawing workshop. Learn to prepare some of the most delicious genuine Tuscan dishes during a cooking class with a professional chef. Pick up the local lingo in fun and creative ways so you can soon feel part of daily life in Florence, even if just for a few days or a short time.
Staying at Palazzo Belfiore is more than a vacation; it’s your home away from home packed with life and learning.
Enjoying the same artisanal atmosphere, Francesca has extended her hospitality experience to the newly opened and uber refined Palazzo San Niccolò suites, in the eponymous sought-after neighbourhood south of the river. With
its narrow streets, charismatic eateries and classy bars, San Niccolò retains its cobblestone charm more than most in bustling Florence.
Artisan workshops, specialty stores and boutiques are on your doorstep.
The apartments have been furnished with a designer’s eye for detail, in a blend of luxury vintage and modern décor, emphasizing the medieval palazzo’s centuries-old specifics with soothing stone-wash walls, velvet sofas and state-of-the-art d’autore lighting, as well as retro tiled flooring, wood-beam ceilings and Florentine casement windows.
Every suite boasts a cleverly appointed kitchen space equipped with everything you need for your stay, a sleek private bathroom, plus the requisite air conditioning for those sultry summer days.
An uplifting atmosphere capable of inspiring that novel you have always wished to write or paint that oil masterpiece a la Da Vinci: Palazzo San Niccolò wins over heart and mind alike. Not that you have to remain in your apartment: thanks to the laidback private garden, laze in the immaculately curated slice of the Tuscan countryside in the city centre.