- Internet/Free wifi
- Air conditioning
- Affiliated garage
The Hotel Accademia Firenze is set in a 14th-century palazzo, the home of one of the Florentine sculptors who made the magnificent doors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni here in Florence It is said that Bernardo Cennini lived in this very house just a few steps away from Piazza del Duomo, which showcases the greatest Renaissance treasures.
In the hotel you can still admire the original period stained-glass windows. The Hotel Accademia Firenze, 3 stars superior, has recently been renovated with quality materials: Carrara marble in the shared spaces and new furnishings and finishes for the rooms.
All the rooms, pleasantly furnished, are equipped with bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, safe and hairdryer. In the common areas, you can also use an Internet Point, a quiet reading room and enjoy a charming little outdoor garden space where you can indulge in dolce far niente, perhaps with a drink from the hotel bar.
Bernardo Cennini (Florence, 2 January 1415 – Florence, 1498) was an Italian goldsmith and printer. He was one of the very first printers in Italy.
After working with Lorenzo Ghiberti on the gates of the Florence Baptistery, in particular on the Gates of Paradise, he was among the first to apply himself to the technique of printing with movable types invented by Johannes Gutenberg of Mainz. He deduced the principles simply by analysing the final product, printed books. On his press he produced the first book to be printed in Florence.
We stayed one night in this hotel with booking. The hotel is clean, with newly renovated modern rooms, in a very central location, friendly staff with parking at affiliated garages.