For the tourism industry, the sun is rising over Florence a little brighter as restrictions begin to lift on travel. Florence has gracefully and steadily reopened in the past couple months and along with the artisanal shops and boutiques, many of the most popular historical sites and museums are now welcoming visitors.
The streets are tranquil with local Florentines going about their day-to-day life, stopping by a café for a morning cappuccino and later, enjoying a peaceful evening stroll through the city’s many gorgeous Renaissance squares. It is one of the best times to see Florence in all its glory.
The Uffizi Gallery, which reopened on June 3, is a sight to behold with the new Botticelli rooms. Visitors and locals now enjoy more freedom to wander the spaces of these large galleries, once seemingly small and over-crowded.
Many of our favorite restaurants and trattorias have reopened as well, offering dishes which touch upon the incredible bounty of the season including panzanella, pappa al pomodoro and of course, prosciutto and melon, a staple summer dish for all Italians!
With great excitement, we continue the restoration work at IL Tornabuoni and very much look forward to welcoming you back to Florence in the fall with open hearts and all the best that this city has to offer!
Family at Il Tornabuoni
For many of us, spending time with family is more important now than ever. This is certainly true for us at IL Tornabuoni and we have eagerly designed a wide range of special activities and in-house services to ensure your family stay with us is extraordinary, including pampering our littlest guests like no other!
From family rooms to complimentary stays for kids up to 10 years old to welcome drinks for the littlest kings and queens to personalized in-room amenities to special kids menus to babysitters, IL Tornabuoni has thought of everything for you and your kids.
We are also able to organize museum visits designed especially for families upon request. We are certain these unique experiences in Florence will offer your family memories of a lifetime!
Fernando Pane, General Manager
We are excited to share the news that Mr. Fernando Pane has been appointed General Manager of IL Tornabuoni while AG Hotels Group will be the management company overseeing the property.
Mr. Pane brings to IL Tornabuoni his extensive background in the hospitality industry and in particular, significant experience with Italian luxury hotels. He joined AG Hotels in February 2020 after 6 years as Resort Manager of the famous, Hotel Il Pellicano, in Tuscany. His hotel background and deep knowledge of the industry is a result of professional experiences in Rome at Hotel Bernini Bristol, Eden Hotel and Marriott Grand Hotel Flora and in Switzerland at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St. Moritz and Grand Hotel Park in Gstaad.
We are delighted that Mr. Pane has joined the team and he very much looks forward to personally meeting and welcoming guests upon their arrival at IL Tornabuoni.