With the charm of a noble residence and a wonderful view of the largest private garden in Europe, AdAstra is the perfect address for a cool stay in the very heart of the most authentic Florence.
Near Ponte Vecchio, located in a prestigious noble palace hidden behind a stone wall that protects it from prying eyes, AdAstra Florence is a boutique hotel where a contemporary style embraces history with a cheerful spirit.
Founded as the private residence of the Torrigiani family, the splendid building called Casino Torrigiani al Campuccio is located between the homonymous via del Campuccio and via de’ Serragli. In the Sixteenth century, when the Medici set up their court in Palazzo Pitti, part of the Oltrarno area was rebuilt, thus becoming the most sought-after destination for all the patrician families of Florence who competed to build the most beautiful palaces there.
Stargazing is the longest journey you can take and therefore the most fascinating one. A sort of wish to always look beyond the horizon and any kind of borders.(Matteo Perduca)
The imposing entrance to the palace, where the Marquis Torrigiani family still resides, immediately brings you back to the splendor of the time, with a stone staircase leading to the main floor, into the world of AdAstra. As in a fascinating journey “through time”, one is projected into a dimension made up of a mixture of styles and surprising touches.
Under an original frescoed ceiling, the eclectic décor is made up of beautiful pieces of modern art, such as the 1960s counter designed by Leonardo Savioli, mixed with antique furniture and contemporary elements. The interior design, curated by the architect Francesco Maestrelli together with the brothers Matteo and Marco Perduca, souls of the project, contrasts with the historicity of the building making the rooms “super cosy”.
Each of the 14 rooms, 4 of which with direct access to the terrace, 2 with a panoramic view of Via del Campuccioand and 2 of the garden, is furnished in a different way thanks to fine stylistic research. The corridors become colorful art galleries that play with light and artistic quotations, such as the words “figures” and “souls” that wink at the neon works of Martin Creed and introduce a series of portraits of writers and musicians from every era.
Among the most original objects, we find a collection of covers of the New Yorker bought by Marco who, during his long stay in the Big Apple, subscribed to the iconic American magazine, thus starting to collect its original covers. When he left the United States, Marco took them with him giving them a new “home” on the AdAstra walls.
In the morning, breakfast is served in the central living room decorated with an antique fireplace, original sofas and bookcases, or, during the summer, in the spectacular terrace of more than two hundred square meters. From here you can enjoy a truly privileged view of the romantic Torrigiani Garden, one of the few green areas of Florence still intact, as well as the largest private garden in Europe open to the public, exceptionally, only once a year.
AdAstra owes its name to the neo-Gothic tower built by architect Baccani which was used by the Torrigiani Marquis at the end of the 19th century as an astronomical observatory. The tower, not accessible, is located inside the garden and it is perfectly visible in all its splendor from the terrace of the boutique hotel.
Rooms: from 160 euro, breakfast included