In a Renaissance Palazzo, an Exquisite New Hotel Springs to Life

The grandeur of the Renaissance comes together with 21st-century comfort and amenities at the five-star IL Tornabuoni in the historic heart of Florence, Italy. The 14th-century Palazzo Minerbetti has been transformed into a chicly elegant hostelry—part of the AG Group—amid the treasures of the city center, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.

The hotel’s 62 rooms and suites, arranged over five floors, have been opulently designed to reflect the vivid gemlike hues of the Renaissance and are luxuriously appointed with silk, velvet and wool furnishings. The views from many of the rooms are literally windows to