Luxury Grand Hotel Minerva vacations

Grand Hotel Minerva

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Indulge in refined luxury at the Grand Hotel in Florence, where you’ll enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep near the breathtaking façade of Santa Maria Novella, one of the city’s iconic cathedrals. With 97 meticulously designed rooms and suites, blending artistry with modern Italian craftsmanship, these accommodations range from intimate rooms with stunning views to spacious family solutions.

Each room serves as a canvas, narrating the palazzo’s rich history through carefully collected art, including frescoes and masterpieces by renowned artists like Emilio Greco and Renato Guttuso. The timeless architectural fusion, a testament to Maestro Carlo Scarpa’s 1957 renovation, seamlessly combines medieval and modernist elements.

Elevate your experience at the rooftop bar, situated atop a 13th-century palazzo, boasting a swimming pool and a 360-degree panoramic view of Florence. Indulge in the legendary Terrace Negroni while basking in the breathtaking sunset behind the Duomo. Choose your perfect room and embark on an extraordinary journey at this luxury hotel in Florence.

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  • Unbeatable Florence location
  • Art-filled, charming suites
  • Views of the Santa Maria Novella
  • Rooftop pool and bar
  • Italian fine-dining restaurant

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Enjoy deluxe comfort and exclusive views in the Deluxe Junior Suite. These 300sqft rooms feature a living area, large double bed, Italian marble bathroom, and stunning views.

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Sleeping up to three adults, suites here are 400sqft and feature a large living area with sofa bed, large double bed, Italian marble bathroom, and gorgeous views.

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These two-level suites feature breathtaking art and panoramic views. Sleeping up to four adults, suites here are 700sqft and feature a large living area, large double bed and two day beds, an Italian marble bathroom on each floor, and wonderful views of the square and façade of the Church of Santa Maria Novella.

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Sleeping up to six, the Terrace Family Suite is 800sqft and features a fully furnished terrace, a large living area, two bedrooms with either a large double bed or two twin beds, two day beds, an Italian marble bathroom, and lovely views of the inner courtyards and garden.

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La Buona Novella

Tommaso Calonaci, a three-time recipient of the Cappello dell’Espresso award and acclaimed as one of the nation’s top emerging chefs, presides over the captivating kitchen at La Buona Novella. This gastronomic haven, adorned with art and featuring original design by Carlo Scarpa, invites guests to savor the timeless flavors of Florentine cuisine with large windows overlooking Santa Maria Novella Square.

La Buona Novella

Rooftop Pool & Bar

Not your average Olympic pool or beach club; the rooftop pool and bar at the Minerva Grand Hotel is an extraordinary experience. The poolside lounge is exclusively designed for bar service, inviting you to sip on legendary Terrace Negronis and relish gourmet snacks while you soak in views of the surrounding city.

Rooftop Pool & Bar


Experience the allure of the Calidarium, reminiscent of the ancient Roman hot plunge baths. Equipped with a spacious Jacuzzi hot tub, it offers indulgence during chilly seasons or after a day of sightseeing. Hotel guests can reserve exclusive hourly private access to the pool for a fee.


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