Since the end of the 1800s, Dimora Palanca has been a meeting point for cosmopolitan travellers and art lovers. The atmosphere at Dimora Palanca is one of timeless five-star elegance where classic architecture sits harmoniously alongside bold pieces of modern art and design-led furnishings. A beautifully restored 18th-century villa, Dimora Palanca has been linked to the arts for many years and this vibrant artistic heritage is clearly represented throughout the property today. The original villa houses a selection of rooms and suites each beautifully furnished and decorated to the very highest level. Accommodation is spacious, light, and airy with high ceilings and natural wood floors. Many rooms enjoy captivating views of Florence's medieval centre and its famous Duomo.
Dimora Palanca's architectural presence is classic 19th century Florentine in its design, yet its interior décor is far from traditional. Each space is intelligently and luxuriously curated in terms of both function and form and presents ultra-modern designer furnishings within a classic setting. Guests of Dimora Palanca can enjoy time in the effortlessly chic library, spacious lounge, sophisticated bar, morning room, and the rather cool games area.
Dimora Palanca offers a tailormade concierge service where unique experiences can be designed to suit a guest's personal interests. Private viewings of art collections or fashion designers' ateliers can be arranged, as can visits to artisan studios and prestigious wine cellars in the city. Tickets for the city's seasonal events such as concerts, opera and theatre can be sourced on request. Dimora Palanca's immersive Florentine experiences can be tailored in detail to suit each individual guest.
The hotel's fine dining Restaurant Mimesi is situated in the villa's original kitchen and offers sophisticated dining overseen by innovative head chef Giovanni Cerroni and his team. At Mimesi, the menu has been created to communicate a quintessentially Mediterranean style of fine dining. Celebrating local and seasonal ingredients, the cuisine at Mimesi is truly contemporary and yet honours tradition with its orchestrated interpretations of ancient dishes.
Dimora Palanca is the ideal luxury location for those wishing to explore Florence on foot, the hotel is just a five-minute walk from the central train station of Santa Maria Novella and sits adjacent to the main tram line which connects the city.