The newly refurbished 4 star Grand Hotel Minerva, is a superior first class hotel in Florence’s historic city center. The hotel is a short walk from all of Florence’s main tourist attractions including the Piazza del Duomo, Uffizi Museum and the Ponte Vecchio. The 97-room boutique hotel has been completely refurbished with the ambition of being the best Urban Resort Hotel in Florence. All the rooms are warm, inviting, and furnished in contemporary style with views of the church and square of Santa Maria Novella. The architect Piera Benelli designed the common spaces and rooms of the Grand Hotel Minerva, attentive to every single detail, and even designing all of its furniture and many accessories. Staying at the Grand Hotel Minerva means finding an oasis in the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests will enjoy the scenic terrace with a sweeping view of Florence, a rooftop swimming pool and bar where guests will be sure to enjoy the summer months. The hotel also offers a fitness center with a large whirlpool and two restaurants, one of which is outdoors in the square, and therefore open in season – with a view of the façade of the church of Santa Maria Novella.