- Internet/Free wifi
- Air conditioning
- Affiliated garage
The Hotel Accademia Firenze, 3 stars, has been recently renovated with quality materials: Carrara marble in the shared spaces and new furnishings and finishes for the rooms.
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.
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.
The breakfast buffet offers a fine selection of flavours and quality ingredients. It is served every morning in a room with an antique pietra serena fireplace and an ideal atmosphere for early morning starts.
The Hotel Accademia is located in the heart of Florence, a strategic position whether you’re in town on vacation or on business.
The central train station of Santa Maria Novella, the Palazzo dei Congressi and the Palazzo degli Affari are just a 5-minute walk away. The Hotel is located close to the Medici Chapel, containing some of Michelangelo’s supreme marble masterpieces, 50 metres from the cathedral and within easy walking distance of the city’s most important museums.
The hotel can also be reached by car, It does not have its own parking garage but guests can use an affiliated car park nearby. Our guests can also use the laundry service on request.
Hotel staff are happy to help guests with museum reservations, exhibitions, excursions around the city and in Tuscany.
In 1471 Bernardo Cennini, a Florentine goldsmith who had worked with Ghiberti on the doors of the Baptistery of San Giovanni, started printing the Commentarii in Virgili Opera by the 4th-century Roman grammarian Servius Maurus Honoratus (a folio volumes of 238 pages). It was completed in October 1472, as can be seen from the dates on the book’s incipit and in its colophon. It was the first printed book published in Florence and the only one produced in Bernardo Cennini’s print shop.
In reality, Cennini began his printing business late and ended it rapidly because, to finance the company, he was forced to sell a large part of his family property without ever being able to recover his expenses.
Born in Florence in 1415 to the butcher Bartolomeo di Cenni, we find him employed in the workshop of the silk merchant Tommaso di Domenico Borghini, with a salary of eight florins a year. In this period he began his apprenticeship as a goldsmith, probably favoured by the close ties between silk-weavers and goldsmiths, united in a single guild.
In 1431, at just fifteen, he finally gave up silk-making to work as a goldsmith and soon became “aurifex omnium iudicio prestantissimus”.
In 1446 he joined the most solid goldsmith’s business in the city, the workshop of Lorenzo and Vittorio Ghiberti, then engaged in casting and polishing the third bronze door of the Baptistery (the Gate of Paradise).