Florence, Italy

Palazzo Magnani Feroni

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Why We Love It

  • This all-suite palace is "the stuff of dreams," says Lonely Planet
  • Original features include high vaulted ceilings, chandeliers & walls with frescoes
  • The covered roof terrace is open on summer evenings & has amazing city views
  • Set in the quiet San Frediano district, just across the River Arno from the Gucci museum

"Bags of character" -- Frommer's


Map & Directions

By taxi, it's 20 minutes from Florence Airport, though the trip will take longer in heavy traffic. By public transport the journey takes longer. Buses go to the Piazza Stazione from the airport every half an hour, and it's a 25-minute journey. From there, take a number 36 bus to Sauro, just around the corner from the hotel. The second leg of the journey will take about 10 minutes. For those arrive by car, underground parking is available (extra charge applies).

Rooms & Rates

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Housed in a 16th-century palace, Palazzo Magnani Feroni is "the stuff of dreams," says Lonely Planet, with spacious suites and stunning views from the rooftop terrace. It's been in the same family for many years and still has tons of original features, from high vaulted ceilings (one originates from Michelangelo's Palazzo Farnese in Rome) to walls with frescoes. Even the elevator is charmingly old fashioned, with an iron grille and padded seat.

Set in the artisan neighborhood of San Frediano, the hotel is just 15 minutes from attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Gucci museum, and a 10-minute walk to the Ponte Vecchio. It's slightly out of the way, but the residential setting makes for a much quieter stay than the city center. If you decide to sample the local eateries, be sure to consult your in-room restaurant guide -- it was personally written by the owners.

Start the day with a buffet breakfast and eggs cooked to order in the Murano salon, and enjoy free tea and coffee all afternoon. There's no in-house restaurant, but room service is available. Drinks can be enjoyed on the covered roof terrace on summer evenings, against a backdrop of far-reaching city views.

All of the 12 suites are huge and have been lavishly furnished with antiques and chandeliers; most have separate sitting rooms. Guests are welcome to choose from a selection of CDs, DVDs and even scented soaps for a truly home-away-from-home experience. The top suites also come with an in-room computer, printer and gym equipment. For a touch of romance opt for the smallest suite -- it has its own private courtyard.

From the press:
  • "The 360-degree city view from the rooftop is magnificent and unforgettable" -- Lonely Planet
  • "The painstaking attention paid to details, the choice of period furnishings, and attentive personal service make this ancient Florentine palace the ideal place" -- US News & World Report
  • "The palace houses extensive period furnishings and packs bags of character" -- Frommer's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Roof terrace
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Facilities for guests with special needs

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 4 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children up to 4. Extra bed available, on request, in any Suite, except the Junior Suite: 60€ for children over 4 and adults. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: City tax not included: 4€ per person, per night, payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: 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.

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