Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Florence Luxury apartments, Italy

The historic Residenza "Palazzo Alfani" is located the heart of Florence, close to the Duomo "Cathedral" and directly opposite the "Accademia Gallery" which houses the original of Michelangelos' David. Its location allows the visitor to combine relaxation with a culturalexperience: a dip into Renaissance Florence. It is the ideal choice for those who wish to enjoy the true spirit of Florence. The building's fa├žade is in classical Renaissance style. The interior, although subject to various renovations over time, continues to maintain its original period style. All original fittings, floors and banisters have been restored. All restoration work has been carried out with full respect for the past.

Modern comfort is married to Renaissance tradition. "Palazzo Alfani" also has the additional advantage in that some of the Suites are interconnected, thus facilitating groups of friends or families who wish to spend their holiday together. Most of the Suites overlook a large garden (250mq), which is unique in the centre of Florence. The suites under the supervision of the Interior Decorator Graziella Marcelli are furnished with period furniture. The overall affect is to create a Florentine atmosphere in a modern context.

Each bedroom has a king-sized bed (twin or double). The well-known upholsterers Ciolini provide the furnishings. All rooms contain prints by Talani, Possente, Alinari, as well as etchings by the noted engravers Ippogrifo. The lamps are handmade in ceramics. All suites are fully furnished with necessary appliances to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Fine porcelain and glasses, including those for fine wines, are provided. The bathrooms, bright and spacious, have been completely restructured with the finest materials. Each contains a shower unit with Jacuzzi hydro massage.


Umbria Luxury hotel, Italy

Situated a few kilometres from the historical centre of Spoleto, in a splendid position that dominates the town, surrounded by eight hectares of natural meadows and woods, the Villa has been ably restored to be turned into a hotel that combines the unchanged original characteristics, with the comforts of homely hospitality and high quality. Built in 1880, the villa was the country residence of the architect Giovanni Battista Milani, who enlarged and enriched it according to the classical-renaissance characteristics of the time and his own refined taste and passion for ancient art.

Awarded Historical Residence by Regione Umbria in December 1999, Villa Milani has eleven rooms named after the constellations, accurately furnished with valuable antique furnishing. All rooms have private en-suite bathrooms (with shower or hydro massage bath - tub) and all mod cons. The rich buffet breakfast is arranged on an antique table, overlooked by an impressive 19th century mirror. From 8.30 am to 10.30 am, guests can choose among a wide variety of cold & hot drinks, freshly made breads and pastries. It may be served in the dining rooms, in the garden on beautiful ceramic tables from Deruta or, on request, in the privacy of your bedrooms

The eighteen- century portal of the Salon opens on a nice Italian garden. In summer, this area is the ideal place to enjoy "en plain air" the delicious breakfast buffet or the excellent food from the "Piccola Carta" for lunch or dinner. The swimming pool of Villa Milani, overlooking the green meadows and the woods of Monteluco valley, is a spectacular scenery for relaxing moments. Guests can relax enjoying a pleasant water massage and air jets in our circular hydro massage bath tube accessible from the swimming pool.

Visit the web site of Villa Milani listed on Luxury Accommodation in Italy