Located in the heart of Florence, surrounded by quiet courtyards, the restored 18th-century villa that is home to Montebello Splendid adds old-world elegance to a contemporary hotel experience. Lose yourself in grand guestrooms and suites featuring satin sheets and marble bathrooms; celebrate a special event with a candlelight dinner at Capriccio, an on-site restaurant specializing in haute cuisine meals; and be in the know with tips from a conscientious concierge team. The city’s cathedrals, art galleries, and central piazzas are all a short walk away.
- Enjoy a central but secluded location with a 10-15 minute walk to Florence’s major monuments and points of interest
- Feel at home in the comfort and style of one of 60 spacious, tastefully appointed guestrooms and suites
- Sample Tuscan wines and Italian aperitivo on the terrace, or dine alfresco at the Capriccio restaurant
- Work out in the well-equipped Technogym, with state-of-the-art training equipment
- Ask the friendly concierge team to book tickets, recommend restaurants, and arrange airport transfers
- Stroll along the banks of the beautiful River Arno for views of the Ponte Amerigo Vespucci and Ponte Alla Carraia
After an energetic day exploring the city, return to Montebello Splendid to relax with a cocktail in the pleasant, green surroundings of the hotel’s garden bar, Il Portico, or sample authentic pasta dishes and grilled meats at Capriccio restaurant, then enjoy a restful night in your spacious guestroom.
Each of the 60 guestrooms and suites is individually decorated in sumptuous Florentine style, with classical wallpaper and traditional tapestries, satin sheets, a small seating area, soundproofed walls for a quiet night’s sleep, and lavish marble baths. A Double Deluxe room offers grandeur with a balcony overlooking the courtyard, while suites come with a separate lounge area. If you are traveling alone, opt for one of the hotel’s generous single guestrooms.
The concierge team is on-hand to help you plan the perfect stay in Florence. Personal requests, from booking museum visits to recommending restaurants, organizing tours in the Tuscany region, and arranging the use of the hotel car or booking airport transfers are handled with grace. Other hotel services include a bell service, an overnight laundry service, and an on-site currency exchange. Two elegant, naturally lit event rooms are available for business meetings, parties, or gala dinners.
Menus at Montebello Splendid emphasize fresh, seasonal ingredients and unforgettable experiences. Start your day with breakfast in the Florentine sunshine sitting on the veranda overlooking the lush garden, and in the evening enjoy a cocktail on the terrace at Il Portico garden bar, before heading to Capriccio for a feast of traditional Tuscan flavors.
Capriccio – The hotel’s in-house restaurant specializes in seasonal Tuscan fare made with the freshest local ingredients. Amidst the wall murals in its peaceful candle-lit dining room, dine with garden views from the glass gazebo, or feel the fresh Florentine breeze on the terrace. Expect fresh fish, local Tuscan cheeses, authentic Italian pasta, roasted meats, and bright salads.
Il Portico – At Montebello Splendid’s garden bar, request an Italian aperitivo or Tuscan wine and tasty snacks. Lounge on welcoming sofas along the plant-filled terrace in the summer, or look out onto the garden from the cozy indoor seating area in the cooler months. Happy hour runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., so you can make the most of the barman’s freshly crafted cocktails before dinner.
Montebello Splendid offers entertainment and relaxation. Slip into your bathrobe and Terry slippers, and pick a movie to watch from your cozy guestroom. Head to the hotel’s fully equipped gym to keep up with your fitness routine. Listen to birdsong in the tranquil gardens or lounge on the terrace with a good book and a glass of local wine.
The hotel’s central location makes exploring cultural Florence a breeze. Stroll down to the River Arno for views of the Ponte Amerigo Vespucci and Ponte Alla Carraia. Stop by the Galleria D’Arte Moderna, admire famous frescoes at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and visit the burial place of the legendary Medici family at Cappelle Medicee. Pause for an espresso at the café-lined Piazza della Repubblica, before admiring the statues in Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, and then onto the Uffizi Gallery to see works by Botticelli and da Vinci.
Montebello Splendid is ideally located for easy access to Florence’s city center. The River Arno is moments away, while Florence’s major art galleries, cathedrals, and architectural attractions are all within a 10-15 minute walk.
Florence Airport, Peretola is 5.4 mi / 8.7 km away, and the scenic drive takes around 20 minutes.
Firenze SMN Railway station, with trains to other major Italian cities, is a 15-minute walk away.