The hotel is a distinguished piece of Florence's history, originally built in the 12th century and one of the oldest hotels in Italy. It is a perfect balance between the luxury of bygone eras and modern comforts. Past and present, tradition and innovation symbolise the hotel's history. As a result of the recent renovation work in 2010, the hotel has now been restored to its former beauty. All furniture and facilities have been carefully chosen to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, while certain guest rooms are decorated with extraordinary frescos. The hotel features the Monalda Tower, a wonderful 12th century tower. The air-conditioned historical hotel offers 72 rooms in total and welcomes guests in a lobby with 24-hour reception service, a hotel safe, cloakroom and lift access. Further facilities include a hairdressing salon, bar, breakfast room, conference facilities, Internet access and a laundry service.The elegant and comfortable rooms have wooden floors, and the stylish furniture is perfectly combined with the historical ambience of the hotel. All rooms feature an en suite bathroom with a shower, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, satellite LCD TV, wireless Internet access, a minibar and individually regulated air conditioning.