Florence would not be Florence without the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol. It is,
in fact, not just one of the most luxurious and prestigious hotels of the city
but an important symbol of the history of Florence.
Since the second half of the 1800s, its refined and elegant rooms have welcomed illustrious members of the international elite, men such as Nobel Prize winners Pirandello, Enrico Fermi, Bertrand Russell and Mikhail Gorbachev. Many other celebrities from all over the world have also chosen the Helvetia & Bristol as their Florentine residence, not just for its wonderful location and but also for its superb service.
The building that houses the hotel, which dates to the 1800s, has been meticulously renovated and once again glows with its original splendour. The décor and furniture have been beautifully chosen and the ambiences really do reflect Florentine aristocracy in its most elegant period. The rooms boast antiques, the halls proudly display their 17th century paintings and the panoramic suites give onto the timeless beauty of the cupola of the Brunelleschi duomo. To complete this alluring picture there is a delightful winter garden with a Liberty-style glass ceiling.