Il Tornabuoni, Florence

VRetreats is a collection of Italian Lifestyle Hotels in spectacular locations. The latest addition to the group is Il Tornabuoni in Florence.

It is among the most historic buildings in the city and has been a symbol of prestige and charm since the 13th century, when the Bombeni family built it, later passing it on to the English Minerbetti family, descendants of the Becket family.

Today, its style is reminiscent of the Renaissance, with rooms in strong colours and luxurious fabrics chosen by many important figures over the years including Henry James, the Agnelli family, John Steinbeck, the actor Fredric March, Lord Spencer, Barbara Bush, to name but a few. It has a terrace from which to admire the city, is located on the main luxury fashion shopping street and is a short walk from the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica and the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral.

The property offers a huge range of activities for the guests who love wine, art, cultre and sports. The collection is perfect for lovers of Italian art, history and culture, with each hotel set in historic buildings, possessing a strong personality and sense of place.

Their aim is to grant visitors access to the beauty of Italy, and all that the country is known and admired for – the art of living well, beautiful landscapes and cultural heritage.