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Milu Hotel


Milu Hotel lies on the famous via Tornabuoni street within an elegant 14th-century building, offering an unbeatable location in the heart of Florence’s historical center. Boasting 22 stylish rooms that embody the essence of understated luxury, Milu Hotel fuses old world elegance with modern design. The hotel spans across five floors connected via its preserved 19th-century grand staircase. The external grandeur and facade is paired with Contemporary interiors offering comfort and leisure for every traveller. Guests can experience the stunning views of the city and hills from the rooftop terrace or relax in the hotel’s library.


Each bedroom at Milu has been designed with a distinct color palette and varying carpentry styles along with predominantly Italian made furniture, lighting and design pieces by artisanal local brands.

The rooms are spacious and air conditioned, and include a smart TV, free WiFi, and an Espresso Coffee Machine. Guests can start their day with a buffet breakfast while catching up on the news with a selection of national and international newspapers available. Additionally, a variety of beauty treatments and massages can be booked at our partner luxury spa, located just a few steps from the hotel.


Milu Hotel offers an unprecedented concierge service open 24-hours to assist and plan your Florence experience. Our dedicated hotel staff is more than happy to assist you with recommendations and reservations both upon arrival and in advance of your trip. We live to please and provide our guests with all the intel necessary to make the most of their time in our beloved city.

We offer

  • Booking Museum tickets and restaurant reservations
  • Organizing group or private tours of Florence, Sienna, Pisa, Lucca, and all major sites and locations.
  • Arranging private transfers to and from airports, shopping malls, The Chianti hills, Cinque Terre and more.
  • From the must-sees to hyperlocal recommendations, Milu Hotel concierge is always happy to assist!


The documented story of Milu Hotel begins in the year 1400. The property, as it stands today, once housed several private residences belonging to numerous aristocratic and bourgeois families of Florentine, such as the Strozzi and Minerbetti families. The current name of the conjoined buildings Palazzo Altoviti – Sangalletti derives from the final bequeathing to an heir of the Altoviti and Sangalletti families. The structure of the modern day building was altered in 1835 by architect and es- teemed painter Giovan Battista Silvestri, combining the adjacent Palazzo Gherardi – Uguccioni with Palazzo Altoviti – Sangalleti. From the exterior, the conjoined buildings are identical. Both share symmetrical arched windows, uniform finishing on the façade of the ground floor along with large stone slab work.

The ground floor of the property once housed Café Doney, an important meeting place for aristocrats and socialites living in the area. The prominent Café Doney was a fixture of the neighbourhood from the time that it opened in 1870 until it shut its doors in 1989.