The B&B

The B&B

Relais Grand Tour

Romantic B&B in Florence 

Relais Grand Tour

The B&B is located in a quiet street in the heart of the historic center of Florence.

Located inside a historic palace dating back to the eighteenth century, each corner tells about a piece of history of the previous life of this place.

All rooms have been refurbished and have a private bathroom, some open unto a patio, another has a private terrace and all are away from the street & city noise.

In 2018 a couple sold the property, and I was ready to start a beautiful adventure! Happy to have made such a discovery, I decided to move to Florence to manage the B&B full time.

 

Relais Grand Tour

Your B&B in Florence where you can feel at home

Relais Grand Tour

Furnished with authentic antiques, carefully collected over the years, original flooring and many other curious details make this place a unique and yet familiar spot to call 'home' for a few days or more. 

Completely renovated, Relais & Maison Grand Tour once used to house a small theater that represents the most interesting feature of the structure. This space can have a dual function: it is normally furnished as a complete apartment and accommodates up to 7 people, but it can also be used as a space to organize tailor-made events such as intimate ceremonies, conferences, exhibitions, or ad hoc experiences. On occasion, for a specific event and booked in advance, it is possible to reserve the entire structure and give your event the requested exclusivity. The possibilities are endless, and we can help you make your dream come true!

 

Relais Grand Tour

Living under the same roof in the B&B

Relais Grand Tour

I live on the premises and am available to provide information or suggestions, but above all to take care of our guests and make them feel 'at home away from their home'. The B&B is featured in several travel guides, such as the famous Rick Steves Guide to Italy and Florence, the Guida Du Routard, and the Rough Guide. As many travelers still appreciate the wisdom of these detailed guides, there is also a website with a booking engine to lock in travel dates. Your prices booked directly will always be the most competitive.

The location is perfect for those who decide to stay in this magnificent city to visit the historic center with its artistic beauties such as Michelangelo's David, the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery and continuing to the Ponte Vecchio you reach Palazzo Pitti, the Boboli Gardens, the panoramic Piazzale Michelangelo and much more.

Come and see us and judge for yourself, what we are talking about! We cannot wait to introduce you to this incredible city, places, and glimpses of Florence that will leave you breathless, the tasty cuisine of Florentine trattorias and open-air taverns, and much more.

 

Ciao…hoping to see you soon!

 

 

Relais Grand Tour

The Relais & Maison Grand Tour is located on two floors

Relais Grand Tour

 

The Relais & Maison Grand Tour is on two levels and each room has a well-defined identity with an authentic style & atmosphere, furnished by respecting the traces of its previous life such as that of a popular private theater, and enriched with all the comforts of a well-remodeled accommodation in the city. Photographs, gold embellishments on the ceilings, traces of frescos on the walls, antique furniture, mirrors, and paintings tell the story of this place.

There are 6 suites for a total capacity of 20 people plus a space that in addition to being a complete apartment is also a suitable space for organizing a tailor-made event. Here is the arrangement:

 

- Maison Grand Tour, on the street level, offers romantic suites, with rooms that can accommodate up to three people each and newly renovated bathrooms, with doors and windows that open onto a plant-filled patio, away from the noise of the city.

- Relais Grand Tour, one floor up, offers other rooms and large suites that can accommodate families and small groups, consisting of two or more bedrooms, to be used as standard double rooms (1 room only) with a large bathroom or a family suite ( 2-3 bedrooms). The Theater apartment, which can accommodate up to 7 people, has private access (via a staircase, without a lift) onto a terrace overlooking the rooftops of the city. On this floor, I also have my own personal residence, but in a separate area of ​​the house. I am therefore available for my guests but also 'invisible' for those who want to enjoy their privacy.

Each suite is equipped with a private bathroom, air conditioning, antique-style furniture, armchairs, and decorative details, and the most important feature is the tranquility that each space offers its guests.

Relais Grand Tour

B&B with authentic style and atmosphere

Relais Grand Tour

Tradition and innovation are the key concepts of the Relais & Maison Grand Tour and the atmosphere is that of an elegant Florentine house furnished with care and style where every single detail has its own meaning and its own historical collation. Each room or suite is equipped with the greatest comforts to experience an authentic and unforgettable stay. As you enter you will notice original floors, dating back to the 18th century, handcrafted lamps, which emanate a soft light outlining the antique furniture, family paintings, terracotta details, and decorated ceilings play a predominant role. 

The interior of the building has been restored and modernized with gentle care while many traces of its eventful past have been preserved to give identity and warmth to the environment; like gold embellishments on the ceilings, traces of frescos on the walls, or a fountain dating from the 16th century that decorates the plant-filled patio on the main floor. The predominant feature of this place is a small private theatre dating back to the 18th century, which depending on the need, can be a large apartment accommodating up to 7 people or space to organize a tailor-made event.

The B&B

OwnerThe Owner

The owner, that is me, Ulrike, I live in the same place you have chosen for your holidays in Florence and it is easy to meet me in the B&B to ask me for advice on restaurants, museums, walks, wine tastings, places to visit. I know Florence well because I love it as a tourist and now as a 'resident', and I will be happy to let you experience my city 'as a local', letting you discover the things that appeal to me and the other residents of Florence. I can tell you about the hidden art treasures, even simple views that will leave you breathless, the path of the most beautiful churches in Florence, the romantic walks along the Ponte Vecchio and along the Arno river in Florence, where many films have been shot and many other hidden treasures been found.

I am German but lived for three decades in the United States where I started a family and where my two children still live. I feel like a citizen of the world but my heart beats for Italy and Florence where I have decided to live for now. Taking care of the guests of my B&B is a dream come true and making your stay memorable is my greatest pleasure. From a very young age on I spent all my holidays with my family in Tuscany, both in the summer and for Easter, and I feel really lucky to be here, ready to pass on all my experiences!

Welcome to the Relais & Maison Grand Tour!

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