This small hotel is very centrally located in a fifteenth century palace and boasts some original fresco ceilings: the building was house and property of the famous composer Gioacchino Rossini during the 19th century.The central location is one of its main features, only 150 yards from Florence Cathedral and 500 yards from the main train station, with the Gallery of the Accademia (David), the Gallery of the Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and all sights, museums and monuments just a few steps away. Most theatres and Italian language schools are also located in this downtown area. The hotel can easily be reached by car, too, and the garage is only 200 yards away.All rooms are quiet and have en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, direct dialling telephone, radio,WIFI, color TV (CNN and BBC World), hairdryer, refrigerator and individual safety box.Buffet-breakfast is served in a frescoed room. Free Internet point in the hotel's coffee-shop and same day laundry service are at guests' disposal as well. Free reservation service for Florence museums. The hotel is suitable both for individual travellers, families and for small groups. It is managed by the Lombardi family, Armando, Carla and Paolo, who are fluent in several languages and take personal care of their guests.During the 19th century this elegant palace was once home to the famous composer, Gioacchino Rossini.