Anglo American Regina, Tuscany Italy
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A fine, high quality appealing option offering a relaxed genteel ambience in a pleasant location, though it is a little removed from the city’s main sights. Suits those wanting to escape the manic meandering hordes of the centre. Originally a convent, the name was adopted after WWII US and UK allied forces used it as their headquarters. Piano regularly played and guests frequently include concert and ballet celebrities from the nearby theatre.
Handsome corner building with traditional window shutters and a street-level porched entrance.
Property type: Hotel
A bright and airy interior has a spacious lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows, numerous potted plants and intimate comfortable seating areas bordering the piano. Inviting bar has ornate wooden sit-up bar, while the elegant restaurant boasts chandeliers, gilt work ceilings and wall mouldings.
The grounds are limited to a small smart central courtyard with cosy sink-in wicker seating beneath canopies.
Area Type: 1 ml west of Piazza del Duomo, on a pleasant tree-lined street 150 yds back from the River Arno in a quiet mainly residential area which is away from the main attractions. There’s a very limited amount of shops and restaurants in vicinity with the popular shops and attractions of Ponte Vecchio a 1 mile riverside walk away. 250 yds from the large main city park. Bus stop 200 yds. The main train station is ½ mile.
Map Ref: 7
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Public facilities
- Internet terminal(s)
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)