Palazzo Castri 1874

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In the heart of Florence, tucked away on leafy Piazza Indipendenza, Palazzo Castri is a peaceful urban hideout with all the city’s main cultural highlights just a stone’s throw away. Its enchanting inner garden is a rare bonus in the city centre.

Palazzo Castri 1874 is a stylish 4-star boutique hotel set in a fully renovated 19th-century mansion on Florence’s Piazza Indipendenza, a leafy square that hosts recurring antique fairs and farmer’s markets. All the city’s centrally-located sights, including the Duomo and the Accademia Gallery, are within walking distance, while the central railway station is a ten-minute stroll away.

The interiors are nicely decorated in a stylish, contemporary style, deftly blended with original details that add characters, like the pietra serena staircase, the original frescoes and the beautiful period ceilings. A real highlight of the property is undoubtedly its “Limonaia” garden: a spacious, luxuriant backyard with tables and sun loungers shaded by centuries-old palm and lemon trees. Not so easy to find in city centre hotels, this is the perfect place to rest and unwind after a day out sightseeing, possibly with the delightful afternoon tea offered free of charge every day.


There are 58 elegant and comfortable rooms set across three floors, with some opening onto lovely balconies that overlook the garden and the rooftops of Florence. All are decorated with hardwood flooring and a soft beige and grey palette accented with splashes of colour here and there, while soundproofed windows ensure a good night’s sleep. Rooms on the higher floors have fabulous views of the Florence Cathedral.

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4 stars


  • 59 Rooms and Suites
  • La Limonia Bar • Florentia Cafe Restaurant
  •  Complimentary Afternoon Tea Time
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Complimentary access to the SPA for hotel guests
  • Hydropool
  • Valet Parking
  • Cooking Class

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