The Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio is contained
within the walls of the "Torre dei Rossi" (Rossi Tower), which dates back to 1200. From inside the tower one can see the Ponte Vecchio's stone buttresses jutting out over the Arno river. Seven floors make the tower one of Florence's taller buildings, and there is a splendid suite crowning the Hotel on the top floor. On the sixth floor the guest can either relax in the café lounge, at the bar or out on one of two spacious terraces, all while enjoying a magnificent view of Florence's skyline and major monuments. The Hotel Pitti Palace guest has the privilege of coming in intimate contact with genuine Florentine atmosphere, past and present.
Certificate UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 n°98086
The 87 rooms are comfortable and cheerful, and the color scheme was chosen with an eye towards simplicity, linear and practical design. There is ample table space. The windows are large, inviting in the special atmosphere of the Oltrarno, where the Hotel is situated.
The rooms are clean and well-kept. Each room is sound-proofed, air conditioned and contains satellite TV, fridge, direct outside phone line, a wall safe for valuables, a hair dryer and a bathroom with tub.
These days, in the Hotel exhibition hall there is an exhibition of paintings of the Italian artist Sergio Orru. The exhibition is entitled "Paintings" and shows urban Italian landscapes and everyday people in everyday life.
:: 11 single rooms
:: 10 double superior rooms
:: 61 double rooms
:: 1 triple room
:: 1 suite
:: 4 junior suites
Near Pitti Palace, a stone's throw from Ponte Vecchio and the
Vasari Corridor, the Viva Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio
is located in one of the districts most evocative of medieval
Florence. It is also within walking distance of both the Uffizi
Gallery and the Pitti Palace.
:: 7 mt from Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio)
:: 100 mt from the Uffizi Gallery
:: 100 mt from Old Palace
:: 250 mt from Piazza Santo Spirito
:: 400 mt from Piazza Duomo
:: 700 mt from Basilica di Santa Croce
:: 900 mt from Santa Maria Novella Station (the central railway station)
:: 1200 mt from The Expositive Center (Centro Affari - Centro Congressi - Fortezza da Basso);
:: 3000 mt from A1 Highway Florence south-exit and Florence Certosa-exit.
:: 5000 mt from "A. Vespucci" Airport
How to reach the property
From the A1 highway, take exit Firenze Certosa and follow the indications to Firenze centro. From Porta Romana, take via Romana and via Maggio, then turn right on Borgo San Jacopo at the traffic light. The hotel is at the end of the street, on your right hand side, in front of the Ponte Vecchio.
From the railway station “Santa Maria Novella”
1) Santa Maria Novella railway station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. From the station, take via de' Panzani and via de' Cerretani until piazza del Duomo. From there, take via Roma and walk past Piazza della Repubblica and via Por Santa Maria.
Cross Ponte Vecchio and enter via Guicciardini.
2) Take the bus line “D” and get off at the stop “Borgo San Jacopo”.
From the airport Firenze/Peretola “A. Vespucci”
The airport has good connections to the center of the city, which can be reached in about fifteen minutes by taxi, and about twenty minutes by the Sita/Ataf service "Fly by Bus" between the airport and Santa Maria Novella railway station.
Restaurant - Bar
The new bar and restaurant, on the 6th floor with two spacious
terraces, gives a magnificent view of Florence's skyline and
major monuments, it’s the ideal place where have Breakfast and where spent some relax moments. An extraordinary occasion to admire the architectural and artistic heritage of the Florentine Historical Center.
The suite is the only of its kind in Florence: it is located on the seventh floor of the Hotel and the guest is treated to a 360° view of Florence and the surrounding hills. The space comprises a small study, a living room with a view of the Pitti Palace, the Boboli Gardens and Santo Spirito.
There are two bathrooms as well as a private terrace with a view of the Arno river, the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo (Cathedral) and the Tuscan landscape, which is characterized by the gently rolling hills of Renaissance paintings.