• Art lined ancient palazzo with grand rooms and original features
  • In the heart of Florence, seconds away from all attractions
  • Superb service and fine dining

With five stars and just twenty four rooms, the Relais Santa Croce has transformed one of Florence’s most distinguished and historic townhouses into one of its most luxurious hotels. Stately home in style, with original features carefully preserved and a riot of frescoes, the Baglioni is just seconds away from all of Florence’s attractions, not least the grand, neo-Gothic façade of Santa Croce church.

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Every change as this grand old townhouse transformed into a top end boutique hotel had to be approved by the cultural authorities in Florence. As a result, like the city itself, the Santa Croce is a work of art. Family run, once owned by a treasurer to the Pope, this 18th-century residence impresses at every level. A generous stone staircase links rooms festooned with gilded and frescoed ceilings and splendid public rooms. Period furniture features in all, but the comfort levels are definitely contemporary, with wide beds and cosseting chaise longue and deep armchairs.

The music room retains its original function, with a grand piano providing an accompaniment to the delectable canapés served daily. It’s a stunning space, with a parquet floor and soaring ceilings, wall friezes, carpets from the old Orient and leather sofas perfect for a gentle recline as melodies play out. Stepping out, Santa Croce and every other Florentine attraction is moments away, and on return to this Relais & Chateaux property, relaxation is instant. 

The restaurant – Guelfi e Ghibellini is named after the two warring factions that dominated Florentine politics a long time ago. All is calm however, under its artistic ceiling and alongside its huge marble fireplace. And the food is fabulously Florentine, with porchetta and risottos and seasonal ingredients, many sourced from the nearby markets. There’s also a three-star Michelin restaurant on the ground floor of the palazzo - the famous Enoteca Pinchiorri, where the dining is as exceptional as you’d expect.


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Pricing information

Stay 3 nights pay for only 2 for low and mid season travel: save up to £250 pp
Offer ends 30 September
3-night luxury holiday from £740 pp incl. flights & transfers

Low Season from: £740 pp incl. flights – save up to £215 pp
Mid Season from: £830 pp incl. flights – save up to £250 pp
High Season from: £1,300 pp incl. flights – save up to £40 pp


  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights to Florence
  • Private airport transfers
  • 3 nights at Relais Santa Croce in a Deluxe Room on a B&B basis
  • Includes 1 x 3 course dinner at the Guelfi & Ghibellini Restaurant (beverages excluded)

Low Season: 1 November to 23 December 2020 & 2 January to 3 March 2021

Mid Season: 26 July to 2 September 2020, 4 to 31 March 2021 & 1-25 August 2021

High Season: 1 to 25 Jul 2020, 03 September to 31 October 2020, 24 December 2020 to 1 January 2021, 1 April -31 July 2021 & 26 August-31 October 2021

In high season we can also offer a stay 4 nights and pay for 3 night offer, please call for details