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A few years ago we decided to open the doors of our house in the historic centre of Florence to the general public, thus allowing lovers of art, culture and beautiful things to enjoy the unique atmosphere of an elegant Florentine residence where you’ll also be made to feel perfectly at home.

It was the conviction that the beauty of Florence can be most fully enjoyed in a historic private house rather than an impersonal hotel that led us to embark on this project and still motivates us today.

The privilege of being Florentine and our love for our birthplace gives us a detailed and intimate knowledge of the city which we take pleasure in personally sharing with our guests so that they can experience and appreciate the beauty of Florence as we do.

We personally oversaw the restoration and interior design of the Relais Cavalcanti, choosing various paintings and pieces of antique furniture belonging to our family who have owned the palazzo since the beginning of the 1900s. Whenever necessary we consulted with the most highly esteemed Florentine artisans. Thus our wardrobes, each one unique, are all painted entirely by hand and the bedheads are decorated with gold leaf, using a time-honoured technique

Ours is a family run enterprise in which we’re helped by our Japanese friend, Junko who welcomes our guests at the check-in in the afternoons. We’re always personally available at the reception desk every morning from 9am until 1pm and happy to give information and advice. We can also be contacted by phone at all hours of the day.

We run our small establishment with passion, love and dedication and would be delighted to accomodate you in our small house. You are most welcome…

Anna and Francesca