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Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

  • Borgo Pinti, 99, Florence, 50121, Italy

    June 2008

    Max Musto
Physical Features

Property Size: 66,000 square metres/710,000 square feet

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Total Number of Rooms: 116

  • Guest Rooms: 72
  • Suites: 44

Number of Stories:

  • 3 floors (Palazzo della Gherardesca and Conventino)
  • 2 floors (Spa, fitness centre)

Design Aesthetic:

  • Converted Renaissance palace residence and convent surrounding a private park
  • Restored architectural details and frescos, period furnishings


  • Studio Noferi
  • Studio Magris & Partners

Interior Designer(s): Pierre Yves Rochon


  • Palazzo della Gherardesca – the private residence of Florentine nobles for five centuries until becoming a Four Seasons in 2008
  • 16th-century building Il Conventino houses additional guest rooms and meeting rooms

Location: 10 to 15 minutes' walk to Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Michelangelo's David in Accademia Gallery


Opening Date: July 2008

Size: 791 sq m / 8,511 sq ft

Interior Designer: Pierre Yves Rochon

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Design Aesthetic:

  • Traditional, in cream tones with gold accents
  • Classic art, statues, ornamental pillars
  • Spa suite includes a deep soaking tub made from a single piece of pietra serena, an Italian sandstone

Number of Treatment Rooms: 10

Signature Treatment:

  • Iris Sensations (2 hours 15 minutes)


  • Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

Special Features:

  • Separate Grand Spa/Couple's Suite with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking private garden

Spa Director: Lucia Papalini


Executive Chef: Paolo Lavezzini

Sommeliers: Andrea Mussone and Thomas Vandenbossche

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Examples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Benedetto Cavalieri pasta
  • Manni oil
  • Cesare Giaccone vinegar
  • Paolo Parisi eggs

Signature Dish:

  • Eggplant with half-dried tomatoes, burrata di Andria cheese and glazed shallots
  • Naples-style saffron scialatielli pasta with vongole clams and marinated red prawns scented with chives
  • Violette Bubble

Restaurant: La Magnolia

  • Cuisine: Breakfast
  • Indoor Seating: 24
  • Outdoor Seating: 10
  • Décor: Classical
  • Designer: Pierre Yves Rochon

Restaurant: Il Palagio

  • Cuisine: Italian, plus wine bar
  • Indoor Seating: 60
  • Outdoor Seating: 60
  • Décor: Classical, with antique vaulted ceiling and columns
  • Designer: Pierre Yves Rochon

Lounge: Spa Lounge

  • Cuisine: Healthy snacks and light fare
  • Indoor Seating: 16
  • Outdoor Seating: 70
  • Designer: Pierre Yves Rochon

Lounge: Atrium Bar

  • Cuisine: Cocktails, light meals, afternoon tea
  • Indoor Seating: 40
  • Outdoor Seating: 40
  • Décor: Sky-lit with oriental rugs and comfortable furnishings
  • Designer: Pierre Yves Rochon

Off-site Activities:

  • Golf – 30 minutes
  • Horseback riding – 25 minutes
  • Tennis – 15 minutes
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  • Number of Pools: 2

Fitness Facilities:

  • Size: 205 sq m / 2,206 sq ft
  • Special Features:
    • Separate building next to Spa in garden
    • Walking/jogging paths in enclosed 4.5-hectare (11-acre) park
  • Sample Fitness Activities:
    • Yoga and Pilates
    • Personal trainer on site
Meeting Rooms

Total Size: 2,768 sq m / 29,785 sq ft

Largest Ballroom: 176 sq m / 1,894 sq ft

Meet and Feed Capacity: 200

Banquet Capacity: 120

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Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 400

Breakout Spaces: 7

Private Dining Room Capacity: 30

Unique Meeting and Event Facilities:

  • Palazzo della Gherardesca ballroom with frescoes and 18th-century chandeliers
  • Former convent church with soaring ceilings and frescoes
Special Features

Giardino della Gherardesca – the largest private garden in Florence, once a botanic garden, previously inaccessible to public

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