- In an elegant and refined atmosphere in the heart of Florence, between Santa Croce Basilica and the Duomo, a few minutes from the Uffizi Gallery and from Ponte Vecchio, is located Relais Santa Croce by Baglioni Hotels.
- Precious frescoes on their vault-ceilings, elegant stuccos of great value and antique dealing’s furniture enrich in the most elegant way the interior of this wonderful 5 star luxury hotel.
- At Relais Santa Croce by Baglioni Hotels’ restaurant the guest will have the possibility to taste various Tuscan specialties, accompanied by mouth-watering creative gourmet, proposed by an excellent team of attentive chef, careful to our guests’ requests.
- Aperitif time is the perfect moment to have relax after an intense day, at the Bar and in the Music room are served appetizing snack and aperitives.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Discover authentic Tuscany on a breathtaking tour, full of surprises. Board a helicopter with us and admire the splendour of Florence, city of art and cradle of the Italian Renaissance. Treat yourself to an incredible experience and see over Cupola of Brunelleschi, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral and the squares which skirt the banks of the Arno river. Then, take in the beautiful sceneries and undulating Chianti hills from above, over the green heart of Tuscany. Once landed, we will lead you on a tour of discovery of the historical cellars of Torciano in the medieval town of San Gimignano. At the end of the tour, we offer you a tasting of exquisite, refined wines which will further enrich your Italian experience.
With the wind in your hair, crisp morning air and an indescribable feeling of freedom: soar over the soft green Tuscan hills on board a hot-air balloon and admire the splendid landscapes of a region rich in history and charm. Come and discover Florence, the enchanting city of Renaissance art, and stay at Baglioni Relais Santa Croce, one of the most luxurious, elegant and sophisticated residences in Florence’s historic centre. Take off in a hot-air balloon from Bargino, in the heart of Tuscany’s south, and while in flight, watch the sun rise over Chianti hills, an area of terrain that undulates with steep valleys, villages, houses and castles. Once landed, we will take you on a discovery of the most renowned cellars for the production of one of the world’s most famous red wines, the Chianti. Conclude your experience with a visit of one of the Tuscan medieval villages of Castellina, Monteriggioni and San Gimignano: stroll along the streets in pursuit of local traditions and authentic flavours, admiring the churches and monuments that have remained unaltered throughout the ages.
If you are looking for a new shopping experience, “The Mall Florence” is the perfect destination for you. From Ferragamo to Armani, from Gucci to Valentino, “The Mall Florence”, exclusive luxury outlet in the heart of Tuscany, boasts over 40 Italian brands that present high fashion collections offering incredible prices. Book a stay in the only Relais & Châteaux residence in Florence, the Baglioni Relais Santa Croce, and let yourself be pampered by an immaculate service. Our driver will take you through the beauty of the Tuscan landscapes to The Mall where you can spend moments of leisure stopping to admire the windows of the most famous brands. If you wish, a personal shopping will join you and advise you during your visit. Experience a unique experience at “The Mall Florence”, a winning mix of fashion and elegance.
Make your stay in Florence unforgettable with an exclusive package including a private visit to Aquaflor Florence, a renowned Maison de Parfum in the heart of the Santa Croce district. Aquaflor’s atelier and laboratories are located in the prestigious Palazzo Corsini-Serristori, a splendid Renaissance residence, considered a national heritage site since the early 1900s. Your visit will begin with a tour of the atelier, in which you will discover the history of the Palazzo and traditional Florentine perfumery. You will then visit the laboratories of master perfumer Antonio Artese , who selects rare and precious ingredients from every corner of the world. Surrounded by perfumes and rare essences, you will learn how to refine your sense of smell. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a chance to shop for a unique souvenir of Florence.
Spend a memorable evening participating in the most anticipated event of the year, the concert that comes to life every year in the native hills of the Maestro Andrea Bocelli in Lajatico, in the province of Pisa in the heart of Tuscany. In the corner of the stunning natural amphitheatre, Teatro del Silenzio (Theatre of Silence), the Italian tenor will give life to the next concert event of the summer, called “Ali di libertà” (“Wings of Freedom”), scheduled on July 25th and 27th 2019. Inspired by a well-known song from Andrea Bocelli’s latest pop album, that was influenced by the occasion of the five-hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, the show will be an homage to freedom itself, a true celebration of flight and of the desire to surpass boundaries. Treat yourself to the summer of your dreams by booking your stay for the date of Bocelli’s concert at Baglioni Relais Santa Croce in Florence, in the historic centre of the cradle of Renaissance, to experience an exceptional and unforgettable holiday.
Born on May 3, 1469, in Florence, Italy, Niccolò Machiavelli was a diplomat for 14 years in Italy’s Florentine Republic during the Medici family’s exile. When the Medici family returned to power in 1512, Machiavelli was dismissed, jailed and then confined in his family country house. The home was connected, via underground, to the adjacent tavern “L’Albergaccio”: a popular way station where knights, travellers and pilgrims rested their horses for the night, dined and slept. The Inn is also mentioned in one of his famous letters where he describes his typical day characterized by daily work to run the farm and the nights spent in the restaurant playing and drinking with the owner, the local butcher and the other guests. During the exile Machiavelli kept on reading the Latin classics and wrote his most important manuscript “The Prince”, a masterpiece of modern political science. Today is possible to retrace Machiavelli steps visiting his house, with original furniture and decorations, then going down in the amazing wine cellars where the latest Chianti are stored and finally reaching the “Albergaccio” restaurant passing through the famous tunnel, where Machiavelli used to meet spies who informed him what was happening in Florence.
Visit one of the most ancient and prestigious silk producer in Florence, where the traditional art of silk weaving found its natural home and flourished in the Fourteenth century bringing prestige to the city and wealth to its merchants. The silk woven in Florence reached its peak during the heir of the Medici. To welcome the Grand Duke Cosimo to Florence, story tells that the streets were draped with “precious tapestries”. From the Renaissance age onwards, silk was the source of wealth for many noble Florentine families, including della Gherardesca, Pucci, Bartolozzi, Corsini and Agresti, who decided to establish a single workshop that would regroup all their looms and fabrics. This establishment was located in Via de’ Tessitori (Weavers Street). In the recent centuries, the Antico Setificio Fiorentino participated in prestigious restorations such as the Royal Palace of Denmark in Copenhagen, Royal Castle of Sweden in Stockholm and the Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Several aristocratic manors still restore today important antique pieces with the precious textile reproductions of the Antico Setificio Fiorentino, made according to traditional weaving techniques.
The “I Renaioli” Association, founded in 1955, was born to keep the small boats of Arno river alive, contributing to the promotion of navigation in the Arno on the “barchetta” (little boat) and to the the defense and conservation of the river environment as a historical-environmental heritage. The private and guided boat tour will start from the Palazzo della Borsa to bring you under the Uffizi and the Vasari corridor, passing under the Ponte Vecchio. While you are comfortably seated in the boat, you will enjoy a glass of Prosecco accompanied with gourmet delicacies by our Chef. In the meanwhile you will be able to admire the church of Limbo, S. Jacopo sopra Arno, Ponte S. Trinita and Palazzo Corsini.
Florence, the Tuscan Renaissance capital is always worth a visit. Located in the historic centre, Baglioni Relais Santa Croce is a noble 18th century Palazzo, the only Relais & Châteaux charming property in Florence. Be enraptured by the enchantment of a truly extraordinary place surrounded by fine furnishings and frescoed ceilings. Stay in the largest Suite in Florence, the Santa Croce Royal Suite: 260 square meters of privacy and discreet intimacy, with a very elegant bathroom with Jacuzzi and Turkish bath. Baglioni Relais Santa Croce is also home to the Guelfi & Ghibellini Restaurant, on the 1st floor of the Palazzo, and to the Enoteca Pinchiorri, three Michelin-starred, one of Italy’s most famed gastronomic establishments.
A monumental chandelier hung in the centre of the Sala della Musica, a majestic ballroom, supported by an historic wooden trusses based on a Leonardo da Vinci design. Guests can still admire its rare beauty on the upper floor. Relive the Renaissance’s atmosphere by discovering all cultural and musical events scheduled in this exclusive Florentine Salon. Then there’s a gourmet world to explore in and around the city, with truffle hunts, wine tastings and all the most exquisite flavours of Tuscany to discover and experience at your leisure.
Rooms and Suites, decorated with attention to every detail and a few modern touches, always with care not to disturb the existing structure. The result is an achieved balance between comfort and wonder, a typical feature of Florentine architecture. The earth colors of the roofs and façades of the exterior are graciously echoed in the terracotta, parquet and wood trim of the rooms. Fall asleep in the sophisticated environments of one of the largest and most prestigious suites in Florence with original. frescoes from the 18th century, and wake up in a unique atmosphere that seems frozen in time.
Deluxe rooms are particularly inviting and offer a unique sense of intimacy and romance. Each room is different. Some have a four-poster bed, others exposed beams.
Very inviting, with decor inspired by the antique furniture of Florentine pharmacies. They have a special area for relaxation. Extremely romantic. A refined bathroom with shower with Turkish bath.
They have large windows and therefore very bright. From here you can enjoy enviable views of one of Florence’s most beautiful and famous basilicas, Santa Croce, and the Florentine skyline.
Terrace Junior Suite
Terrace Junior Suite is the unique room of Relais Santa Croce with a balcony with panoramic view overlooking Santa Croce Basilica. Both sleeping and living areas contain antiques and pieces whose aesthetic appeal is enhanced by the leather sofa and ancient structural arches, providing a unique space to enjoy.
Family Junior Suite | 2 bedroom
Ideal for a family holiday, Family Room offers an amazing panoramic view of the Santa Croce Basilica or typical Florentine streets. With 2 spacious, warm and bright bedrooms, the room is characterized by a refined 2 marble bathrooms.
Santa Croce Royal Suite | 2 bedrooms
The most fascinating and largest apartment in the city, Santa Croce Royal Suite is the ideal solution for a family stay. It can be totally separated from the rest of the hotel to guarantee privacy and intimacy.
Da Verrazzano Suite
Two large living rooms with frescoes, a bedroom with original coffered ceiling. A small private gym and a bathroom with Turkish bath with chromotherapy and Jacuzzi.
De Pepi Suite
Large living area with fireplace and original 18th century frescoes, the De Pepi is characterized by a refined bathroom with Turkish bath with chromotherapy and Jacuzzi.
Intimate and romantic, the Florentine Suite is characterized by high ceilings and large windows, which offer light and enchanting panoramic views.
The Guelfi & Ghibellini Restaurant features classic Tuscan cuisine with a new eye to modern tastes, set in the striking setting of the 18th century halls, where a sumptuous breakfast is served in the morning. The range of food and drink at Baglioni Relais Santa Croce has been carefully created for you to get to know and appreciate the local tradition, on a daily journey to rediscover your own senses through the flavours of Florence and at special gourmet or musical events held with prestigious partners.
The Guelfi & Ghibellini restaurant excels in Mediterranean cuisine with a strong emphasis on Tuscan flavours; a perfect way to experience traditional local specialties and contemporary variations. The three Michelin star Enoteca Pinchiorri, in the same Palazzo, rounds off the gastronomic experience with its fine cuisine and world-renowned wine cellar.
Guests have free access to the nearby Swan gym and special rates at a local spa.