Posted by: Debra Kolkka | July 29, 2014

An elegant place to stay in the centre of Florence

Hotel Scoti is in the very stylish Via De’ Tornabuone, one of the best shopping streets in Florence. Gucci, Pucci, Armani, Prada and many more iconic fashion houses will be your neighbours if you stay there.

The entrance is directly opposite Fendi.



A lift will take you up from the foyer.


The hotel is in a 16th century palazzo. The 17th century floor to ceiling frescoes have been retained in the living room.

All the rooms have been lovingly restored and the common rooms will make you want to stay for ever. There are single and double rooms, each with ensuites.  Breakfast is available.



It is just around the corner from my favourite cafe in Florence, Giacosa, making it the perfect place for me to stay in the city. The charming owner speaks English and Italian and has an extensive knowledge of Florence which she is delighted to share.

Our stay at the Scoti was too short, but I know we will be back.


  1. It looks absolutely beautiful !

    • It is lovely and very reasonably priced.

  2. That area is my fav. in Florence along with Robert Cavalli’s beautiful cafe, Giacosa ,which became for us, an almost addictive afternoon visit each day!
    Can’t wait to go back there!

    • I love Giacosa. I have to go every time I go to Florence.

  3. A superb location and the hotel looks lovely!

    • It is a great place to stay in Florence.

  4. We enjoyed a stay at Hotel Scoti last year. A perfect hotel in a perfect location.

    • It is so handy to everything, I love it.

  5. Sounds wonderful! Filing away for a future trip…thanks Debra.

    • I’m sure you will like Scoti, it is a great place to stay in the heart of Florence.

  6. Bella!!! very nice. I will try this on my next visit. thanks debra>

    • You will love it George.

  7. I’m so glad the frescoes were out that day Deb

    • They were out and looking wonderful. Max had theirs out as well.

  8. Deb, when you say it is near Giacosa I have my bearings having been with you and alone a number of times to that favourite cafe, which has the best coffee and the best people watching. All those good looking Italians are not hard to take at 10am any morning.

    • Scoti is just metres from Giacosa. People watching in the area is wonderful.

  9. Wonderful Deb!!!! Fantastic that you stayed. I hope you made yourself known as my friend. You would have met my cousin Doreen and hopefully even her husband Melo who keeps a much lower profile and even still pretends not to speak English when it suits him! I am biased but it’s an amazing place. It’s wonderful to see it all here again! xx

    • I did make myself known. I have sent a few friends there and they loved it too.

      • Thank you! I am super happy to hear that!!

  10. Well if you say that it is stylish then it must be! You always have great taste 🙂

    • I know how you love hotels. I’m sure you would find this one charming.

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