Laid out over three floors, Hotel Corona d'Italia is housed in an nineteenth-century palace with clean and pleasing lines. Its interior, decorated with beautiful Florentine ceramics and elegant stucco cornices, are large and light-filled. The American Bar is the ideal place to plan a visit to Florence's monuments while drinking a satisfying espresso or to have a liqueur while taking a moment to relax.
Only steps from the Santa Maria Novella train station, Hotel Corona d'Italia boasts a privileged position in the heart of the San Lorenzo district, which for centuries has been the crossroads of the commercial and artistic cultures in Florence. Overlooking the via dell'Ariento, the hotel is the ideal place to stay for those interested in the true traditions of Tuscan cuisine. In fact, along the pedestrian street across from the Mercato Centrale (Central Market), is a host of grocers, butchers, fishmongers and florists. In this area you can find some of the most well-stocked shops in Florence where even take-out food is available, including specialties such as roast pork, lampredotto (boiled beef intestines) and tripe. A few steps from the hotel is the San Lorenzo monument, official church and burial place of the Medici family, whose creators include Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Donatello and others. A short walk from the hotel takes you to the magnificent Duomo with the Giotto's Bell Tower and the Battistero (Baptistery), where you can admire the marvellous frescoes of the Cappella dei Magi in the Palazzo Medici Ricciardi.
The 80 rooms of the Hotel, all with private bathrooms, are decorated in an elegant and modern-style, with marble and terracotta floors typical of the Tuscan region.Spacious, bright, and soundproofed, they all have air conditioning, satellite television, direct phone line, hairdryer, safety deposit box, minibar, and Wi-Fi internet.
Breakfast is served buffet-style, with a choice of pastries prepared according to delicious traditional Tuscan recipes, accompanied by a wide variety of cheeses, cold meats, yogurt and seasonal fruit.