Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Bernini Palace Florence

From the outside the Bernini Palace is an imposing 15th century Florentine building, in a brilliant location off the Piazza della Signoria. A 5-star hotel, the rooms are spacious, with wooden parquet floor and furnished with antiques. The Tuscan floor offers rooms in a Renaissance style. The breakfast buffet is served in the Sala Parlamento with richly frescoed ceiling and there is also a restaurant in a renovated 16th century loggia.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bernini Palace, Florence

The Bernini Palace is an elegant, historic 5-star hotel in the heart of Florence. Sumptuous interiors and delicious cuisine make this hotel the perfect base from which to relax after exploring the wonders of the city.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 4 minute walk to the Ufizzi Gallery

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Pisa

Distance from airport The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Pisa Airport

Closest railway station Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is 15-minutes' drive from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Panoramic Terrace, Parking, Reception and Concierge Service, Complimentary WiFi, Cooking Class, Wine Tasting.

Complimentary

WiFi

Out and about nearby

Located behind Piazza della Signoria, about 10 minutes' walk from the Cathedral.

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Superb hotel. Very well appointed. Food very good. Central location made exploring the city very easy. Staff all friendly and helpful.
Mr G, May 2016

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£690

Holiday Code IE334

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bernini Palace, Florence

The Bernini Palace is a good quality hotel to base oneself for a sightseeing visit to Florence. It enjoys an excellent location next to the atmospheric Piazza della Signoria, one of the most famous squares in the historic centre of Florence, and is within a few minutes' walk of the River Arno, Cathedral and other major sights. Between 1865 and 1870 the hotel was the seat of the Parliament of the Kingdom of Italy. The building was originally a 15th Century palazzo built in the classical Florentine style with cornices and wooden shutters and is sumptuously decorated in period pieces, paintings and antique prints. The facade has recently been restored and the hotel has returned to its former glory of architectural, Italian elegance. Rooms at the Bernini Palace Hotel are elegantly furnished and all are air-conditioned and have satellite television. Breakfast is served in the Sala Corsini, an historic room with a glorious frescoed ceiling. Drinks and cocktails are also taken here at the Bernini Palace Hotel's bar in the evenings.

Room descriptions

Hotel Bernini Palace has 74 rooms with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone, mini-bar.

Classic Queen Single Use
Classic Double Room
Superior Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
Double Deluxe Executive Room situated on the Tuscan Floor
Double Junior Suite in the classic style
Double Junior Suite Executive situated on the Tuscan Floor
Double Suite in the classic style
Double Suite situated on the Executive Tuscan Floor
Family Room for up to four people

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Superb hotel. Very well appointed. Food very good. Central location made exploring the city very easy. Staff all friendly and helpful.
Mr G, May 2016

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£690

Holiday Code IE334

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bernini Palace, Florence

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Hotel Bernini Palace in Florence, our clients usually fly to Pisa airport, Florence airport or arrive by train at Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price. If you are visiting Florence as part of a tailor-made touring holiday, we recommend returning your hire-car upon arrival in Florence, and then if you need a car to continue the itinerary, collecting another one when you leave.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 2 nights during fair periods and special events.

Children: An extra bed can be added to selected suite categories upon request for a supplement. Baby cots are available free of charge on a request basis only.

Special offers

Complimentary classic room upgrade 2019 Book a classic room from 10 November until 15 December 2019 and receive a free upgrade to a superior room.

10% off 2 nights 2019 Stay 2 nights between 20 October until 23 December 2019 and receive a 10% reduction off our contract rates on bed and breakfast. Not combinable with other offers.

15% off 3 nights 2019 Stay 3 nights between 20 October and 23 December 2019 and receive a reduction of 15% off our rates on bed and breakfast. Not combinable with other offers.

4 nights for the price of 3 offer 2019 Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 in 2019. Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

Honeymoon offer 2019 All couples staying in a Deluxe Room, Deluxe Tuscan Room, Junior Suite and Suite for their honeymoon will receive a complimentary bottle of Italian sparkling wine in their room upon arrival. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

10% offer in La Chiostrina restaurant All guests staying on our bed and breakfast rates will receive a 10% reduction in the restaurant La Chiostrina. Blackout dates may apply.

Superb hotel. Very well appointed. Food very good. Central location made exploring the city very easy. Staff all friendly and helpful.
Mr G, May 2016

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£690

Holiday Code IE334

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Bernini Palace, Florence

About Florence

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Florence is one of the ‘must see’ places of all art lovers. Florence is the centre of the Renaissance movement and the Uffizi Gallery houses a phenomenal collection of painting from this era, as does the Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s statue of David. However, it is the atmosphere of the city which is overwhelmingly Renaissance as everywhere you turn there is yet another reminder of the period either artistic or architectural and this creates a superb museum like ambience to the historic centre. All the sites are easily reached on foot from the Ponte Vecchio to the Church of Santa Maria Novella, to the Accademia, to the Duomo and it is by visiting on foot that you can soak up the amazing atmosphere of the city.

Highlights of Florence

The markets in Florence are great for browsing for leather bags and shoes, but be prepared to haggle the price, as these markets are now really geared up for tourists and you can end up paying more than you need to. Fiesole can be reach by train or bus and has lovely views of the city. The Boboli gardens are an enchanting place to spend a few lazy hours and can be reached on foot over the other side of the River Arno from the main sites. Hire a car and visit Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Chianti, Montepulciano, Perugia and many more fascinating mediaeval towns nearby.

Cultural highlights of Florence

The Duomo, The Battistero, Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, the mausoleum of the Medici family in the Medici Chapel, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, The Piazza della Signoria.

Festivals in Florence

There are a wide range of fashion shows held in Florence in January, which can make finding hotel availability difficult during the show period. Otherwise, Florence holds any wonderful festivals throughout the year including the Scoppio del Carro or the explosion of the cart on Easter Sunday, which is really a firework display, but the atmosphere is tremendous. Calcio in Costume in June is a fun spectacle and a slightly different take on ‘Calcio’ or football! Alternatively, in September there is the Festa della Rificolana where children carrying candlelit lanterns converge on the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata to celebrate the eve of the birth of the Virgin Mary. The most notable festival in the area however, is of course the Palio in Siena, just south of Florence and easily reachable by train, which takes place in July and August. Early booking is essential.

Gastronomy in Florence

Florence is famous for its food, namely Bistecca alla Fiorentina and many grilled meats and game dishes, but of course it is the centre of the Chianti wine producing region and thereby has access to some of the most prestigious wines from Chianti and the hearty reds of Southern Tuscany. Olive oil is also in abundance here and is used with everything, from cooking to dipping and even tasting!

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