Villa La Vedetta
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The service. In a hotel as small as this (18 rooms), the management can afford to be picky about who they employ, and it really shows
- Incredible views high above central Florence
- Large pool that’s perfect for cooling off after a day of culture (open April to October)
- Rooms are the definition of Italian decadence
- Hotel concierge has a wealth of local knowledge and off-the-beaten-path recommendations
What To Know
- The in-house restaurant serves inventive Italian cuisine
- There's no spa but there's a small gym and a sauna
- A free shuttle service into the center of Florence (until 7 p.m.). A taxi will set you back around $15
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
A stay at Villa La Vedetta places you in the heart of Florence, walking distance from San Miniato al Monte and Piazzale Michelangelo. This 5-star hotel is close to Ponte Vecchio and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
Make yourself at home in one of the 18 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have jetted bathtubs and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and supervised childcare/activities. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We stayed here for a week after New Year's and cannot overstate how fantastic it was. Immaculately clean rooms, fantastic views (don't skip the rooftop for a sundown/sunrise), delicious breakfasts, helpful staff, etc. Location-wise, being on this side of the river was wonderful, feels like a retreat after the days you will spend in the crush of the city center. But still very close to everything - 20 mins walking to the Ponte (and their shuttle will take you right there if you'd rather). Marcella and the staff were beyond helpful - answered our hundreds of questions and made every day easier. Rooms were sizable, comfortable private and ours had a view of the entire skyline (try to stay in the main bldg if possible).
If you have the chance to stay here, take it.
Beautiful place, nice garden, pretty view to Florence
Close to Piazzale Michelangelo and to grate restaurant Taverna degli Assi
tasty and high quality breakfast
Very friendly staff
Shuttle to Florence
Our son was married at Villa La Vedetta which was organised from Australia for a small group of ten. The Villa and grounds have amazing views and we were lucky with superb weather, could not have chosen a better venue. The service and quality of the food in the restaurant the day before was excellent as was the food served for the wedding reception/dinner. Our rooms were comfortable and serviced twice daily. Really lovely to be able to stop touring and relax by a pool while in Florence. Exceeded our expectations.
I love villa La Vedetta, the hidden gem! Located next to Piazzale Michelangelo, the villa gives you a feeling of privacy and calm and offers unbelievable views on Duomo and other main city staples.
The staff is friendly and professional, the food is good and restaurant service is attentive. The rooms are good in size and nicely appointed. I liked it a lot.
Great location with amazing views and lovely pool area. The building is beautiful and staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast choice is great and having this on the terrace was a real treat. On the downside room was a bit dated and one of the weddings got quite noisy (there were 3 during a 4 night stay).