The Orto dei Medici Hotel Florence *** is located in a peaceful position in the city centre just a few steps away from the Cathedral in piazza del Duomo, Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi. It is also only ten minutes away from Fortezza da Basso.
As far as parking places are concerned, garage facilities may also be arranged. This clearly privileged position represents an ideal starting-point for visits to museums and monuments, as well as for making purchases in the most elegant shops of the city.
The Orto dei Medici Hotel Florence is small and intimate having 31 en-suite rooms. Of these 4 are singles, 19 are doubles, 5 are triple and 3 are quad rooms, which are suitable for families as they can accommodate up to 4 people. The hotel is also wheelchair accessible. Served by a lift to all floors, all rooms have a private bathroom equipped with shower/bath and WC.
Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, minibar, satellite Tv and jewel box. Every room and suites have got old hand painted furniture and are delightfully decorated in classical Florentine style and furnished with parquet flooring. From the windows of the Orto dei Medici Hotel Florence you may also enjoy a gorgeous view of the world famous medieval red roofs of Florence. Some rooms have got also a balcony. The environment is warm and welcoming. It is distinguished by that familiar atmosphere that only a little structure can offers.
On the first floor there are two refined and inviting lounges with frescoed arched ceilings and parquet flooring. In one of them you can read and watch television, the other one is usually used for meetings and conferences. A large terrace, perfect for cocktail and even fashion parade, is also available on the first floor.
The Orto dei Medici Hotel Florence *** is the ideal place for all those guests who are seeking to enjoy warm hospitality in a refined and discreet atmosphere full of charm and at the same time love living in the typical old Florentine atmosphere. It was right here that the Great Giardino di San Marco, later known as Orto dei Medici, was created six centuries ago by the Medici family. It was in this building that Lorenzo the Magnificent used to assemble many young Florentines interested in art to practice drawing his treasures. The old sculptor Bertoldo was tutor to, among others, the great Michelangiolo.
Before the Medici collections in the palazzo in via Larga and in this garden were dispersed in 1494, the original collection of sculptures was enriched with paintings and drawings by Donatello, Filippo Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Paolo Uccello, Angelico and Filippo Lippi. It was no accident that posterity recognised the Garden Orto dei Medici as Europe's first museum and first art academy.