Residenze di lusso a due passi dalla Firenze Rinascimentale is the phrase on Il Valentino Luxury House’s website. It sums up what these luxury serviced apartments have to offer: the best in terms of location and luxury.

Located on Via Camillo Cavour, Il Valentino Luxury House is ideally positioned to visit all of Florence’s most significant museums and culture.

In just 15 minutes, you will arrive at Piazza della Signoria, where some of the world’s most famous statues grace the square. From here, you can go to the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery, the Pitti Palace and Palazzo Vecchio – and many other museums, palaces and beautiful places. Depending on who you ask, you would need a week to visit all of the notable museums and cultural monuments of Florence. We recommend at least two days for the museums listed above and where better to stay than at Il Valentino Luxury House? (We also recommend checking out the Firenze Card for multiple museum visits.)

There are five apartments within the building, accommodating 4-12 guests, depending on how much personal space you prefer. Each apartment is unique in terms of design and layout – yet all have one thing in common: ultimate luxury and comfort.

We stayed in the Loft and the name is indeed appropriate, with the apartment being ultra ‘lofty’ and even the mezzanine level boasting substantial height. A former commercial space, as both a commercial fund and furniture atelier, new life has been breathed into this space as an apartment-cum-serviced apartment.

We loved, well, everything about the apartment. From the ease of access to the building and each respective apartment, to the fact that every apartment is replete with everything you could need for either a weekend getaway or a month’s stay, Il Valentino Luxury House caters to all of your needs. Ease, combined with ultimate luxury, is an irresistible combination.

We loved the spaciousness of the apartment, the wonderful smell that permeates every corner (courtesy of the diffuser) and the ultra comfortable beds. We also loved the sense of style throughout the apartment: a light sprinkling of art decorates the apartment, often with subtle references to Florence itself.

Lastly, It would be remiss not to mention owner Max’s welcoming charm and idiosyncratic sense of humour – both of which leave a great first impression and sense of sprezzatura when staying at Il Valentino Luxury House.

However, Max goes above and beyond what many hosts offer. Besides offering many activities such as Gourmet tasting (typical Florentine aperitif), Chianti Wine Tasting and the Ultimate Cultural Experience (see:, an array of ‘services’ are on offer including Baby sitting, Chauffeur, Airport Transfer, Car/Bike Rental, Wine cellar selection, cooking class and aperitive and degustation with a chef (see:

It seems, then, that Il Valentino Luxury House has it all and is the ultimate place to stay when visiting Florence. All you have to do is book and see for yourself.