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"Panoramic, postcard-worthy views" -- Travel + Leisure

Villa La Vedetta

Florence, Italy
  • It's an exclusive bolthole with a tranquil location & pretty grounds
  • A free shuttle for easy access to the city centre
  • Views from the rooftop terrace are unbeatable
  • There's a heated outdoor pool, a swanky restaurant & funky bar
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Viale Michelangiolo 78
Florence, 50125
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With an unrivaled position on the Piazzale Michelangiolo, the Villa La Vedetta is a real find in a tranquil location, featuring "postcard-worthy views of the Duomo from the terrace", says Travel + Leisure. A 30-minute stroll will take you to the cathedral and a free hotel shuttle service to the city centre makes sightseeing easy.

The hotel may be a little off the beaten track, but the peaceful grounds, helpful staff and stupendous views make it a real find. Guests can lounge in the secluded gardens or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool (open April-October, 9.30am-6.30pm), and there's a swanky poolside restaurant, known for its rich wine list and innovative take on Italian fine dining. It's only open for lunch and dinner (12.30-2.30pm and 7:30-11pm), but the ultra-modern bar offers all-day snacks, as well as cocktails. Don’t miss the rooftop terrace -- the views are unbeatable.

Dating back to the 1800s, the décor is a mix of the traditional with modern touches such as internet TVs. It's also very exclusive -- there are only 18 rooms, all with Jacuzzis and marble bathrooms. Each is decorated with sumptuous silk taffeta drapes and matching velvet bed spreads, and some have 4-poster beds. Try the Bellavista Suite, a luxurious 2-storey space with huge picture windows and panoramic city views.

From the press:

  • "In welcome counterpoint to the old-world elegance and high standards of service are twenty-first-century flashes of contemporary art, and big TVs with Internet access" -- Condé Nast Traveler

  • "Sumptuous rooms, a superb restaurant, a stellar staff, and unbeatable views of Florence below are the reasons to splurge here" -- Fodor's


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.
    • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
    • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 65 per person (one way)
    • Pet fee: EUR 30 per pet, per day

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 5 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    Renovations and Closures
    The property will be renovating from 28 November 2016 to 28 February 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

    • Dining venue
    The property is closed between 15 January and 1 March. During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Getting there

The hotel is 20 minutes by taxi through the city from Florence Airport, although the journey will take longer in heavy traffic. By public transport the journey takes longer. Buses depart to the Piazza Stazione from the airport every half an hour and it’s a 25-minute journey. From there, take a number 12 or 13 bus to Piazzale Michelangiolo, 10 minutes' walk from the hotel. The second leg of the journey will take just over 20 minutes.


  • Viale Michelangiolo 78
  • Florence, 50125
  • Italy

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Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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