Duchess Boutique Hotel
Hospitality is an art
Duchess was born inside a historic residential home built in 1758. It was once the home of the Strozzi family, and it has been completely restored while preserving the original materials and characteristics.
Just 20 minutes from the city center of Florence, this home sits on the slopes of Settignano and Fiesole. An enchanting location awaits you, composed of a warm and welcoming environment. Complementary private parking is always available, public transport is within walking distance, and if you prefer, we offer the possibility of renting scooters or electric cars to reach the city center.
The Duchess Boutique Hotel was created by the Florentine designer Luca Ranfagni, who used his professional experience in the design world to create this project.
This hotel is a harmony of ancient and contemporary style, with furnishings and accessories from Ranfagni’s curated collection of artefacts from his travels around the world.
An intimate and relaxing atmosphere awaits you, where hospitality is an art and the guests’ privacy and well-being are of supreme importance.
The hotel is located on 2 floors of the 17th century farmhouse and consists of 4 spacious double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms. Our rooms are equipped with every comfort and are perfect for those who seek relaxation, privacy, and personalised experiences.
The environment of each room is warm and welcoming. Each room is furnished and decorated with artisan design with color inspiration from nature in contrast with the strong colours of the fabrics.
Each room has its own style and character as the owner has personally curated each room with unique objects from around the world.
The Garden and Pool
Your exclusive stay at the Duchess includes our garden with fruit trees and Japanese hydrangeas. This is the ideal place to enjoy your breakfast or a cocktail in the warmer months.
The heated, salt water swimming pool is finished with local, ancient stones and marble. The pool is reserved for our guests. We offer our clients a personalised stay by devoting our attention to every detail and focusing on maximum comfort, privacy, and personalised services.
The living area consists of an open space with a delightful sitting room, a lounge, a dining room, and an open kitchen. This area is designed to offer guests a sweet Italian style breakfast.
Breakfast can also be served in the comfort of your suite or tasted in the garden by the salt water pool.
Where We Are
Florence is absolutely one of the most beautiful Italian cities and is famous and adored in the world thanks to its ancient beauty, its history, surrounding Tuscan landscape, Florentine flavours, and it’s artisan craftsmanship.
The Duchess Boutique Hotel is located in a secluded area of Florence, which can be reached by public transport in 20 minutes. You can reach the important monuments and famous places, such as the Uffizi Gallery, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and Ponte Vecchio with ease by public transit or by renting one of our electric scooters or cars.
This exclusive location is on the hills of Settignano and Fiesole and it allows our guests to live in a silent place away from the chaos of the city, however you can easily reach the main tourist attractions and shopping areas. Here you can enjoy your time relaxing in the green garden and heated, salt water swimming pool.
In the city there are many small glimpses and hidden gems to be discovered. Ask us and we can create a personalised travel plan.