This month sees the much-anticipated launch of Florence’s coolest boutique hotel, Dimora Palanca.
An intelligent combination of classic architecture and contemporary design, this impressive property has been home to famous artists and travellers since the 1800s. Following a sensitive, yet comprehensive renovation, this striking Florentine villa has now been transformed into unique art-inspired hotel.
The concept at Dimora Palanca is to celebrate Florence’s inherent link to the arts in the form of five-star hospitality. Throughout this new hotel guests will find over 50 historic frescoes, original stuccoes and a collection of contemporary art by Florentine artist Paolo Dovichi. The interiors are luxurious and perfectly finished with striking examples of modern lighting, sculpture and art.
With 18 spacious rooms and suites to choose from, Dimora Palanca is a first-class choice for travellers seeking a vibrant blend of history, heritage, art and culture in the centre of Italy’s most famous renaissance city, Florence.
The original villa houses a selection of rooms and suites each beautifully furnished and decorated to the very highest level. Accommodation is spacious, light and airy with high ceilings and natural wood floors. Many rooms enjoy captivating views towards Florence’s medieval centre and its famous Duomo.
Dimora Palanca offers a variety of room categories including accessible suites located in the old orangery just a few steps from the main villa overlooking the walled courtyard garden. Ensuite bathrooms are spacious and opulent with chromotherapy showers and several also boast large whirlpool bathtubs.
Many of the rooms enjoy their own private terraces with bistro tables or sun loungers overlooking the villa’s private gardens and beyond.
Located just a few minutes from Santa Maria Novella train station, the hotel is perfectly situated for those wishing to explore the city on foot. The villa is a tranquil haven in the heart of the city where guests can relax in the beautiful walled garden and sample gourmet cuisine in the rather chic Mimesi restaurant and alfresco bistro.
Dimora Palanca has created a collection of art-based activities that pay homage to the city’s incredible renaissance history. Celebrating the lives of Florence’s acclaimed artists, musicians, writers, philosophers and intellectuals. Each room of the hotel invites its’ guests to immerse themselves in artistic endeavours and encourages visitors to build a deep-rooted cultural connection with the city.
In addition to these intriguing Dimora Palanca inspired in-room art kits, the hotel offers a tailor-made concierge service where unique experiences can be designed to suit a guest’s personal interests. Private viewings of art collections or fashion designers’ ateliers can be arranged, as can visits to artisan studios and prestigious wine cellars in the city. Tickets for the city’s seasonal events such as concerts, opera and theatre can be sourced on request. Dimora Palanca’s immersive Florentine experiences can be tailored in detail to suit each individual guest.