The Helvetia & Bristol is undoubtedly one of the most enchanting places to stay in Florence: it is located in the heart of the historical centre of the city – which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site – just a short walk from Palazzo Strozzi and the Duomo. The hotel is also close to Via de’ Tornabuoni, the most famous shopping street in Florence. As such, Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is the ideal starting point for visiting the city on foot, discovering its artistic and architectural treasures and immersing yourself in its society events and nightlife. Thanks to the legendary Florentine panorama, which provides the ever-stunning backdrop, with the timeless beauty of Brunelleschi's dome in the distance, Helvetia & Bristol is the perfect embodiment of the city that is known as the cradle of the Renaissance. In this historic environment, you can experience first-hand the luxury of a warm welcome, the cordial, familiar atmosphere of a private residence, and the exclusivity of spaces rich in art and history. Just a short stroll from Florence's famed Duomo (Cathedral), you will find an array of rooms and suites, each one different but all laden with evocative works of art, precious fabrics and fine furniture. The same elegant, opulent atmosphere fills the public areas, our Bristol Winter Garden Restaurant and our Bristol Lounge & Bar. All around, the streets and squares epitomise Italy's ability to renew itself through art and culture, with this city serving as the epicentre of its re-birth.
Il Baretto del Bristol is the new café in the historic center of Florence open from 7.30am - 12am. At breakfast, Il Baretto welcomes its guests with a rich selection of croissants with classic and signature fillings, accompanied by delicious coffees and cappuccinos.During the day one can stop for a quick lunch, an afternoon tea or a drink with friends. The All Day Dining menu signed by Chef Pasquale D’Ambrosio (available from 11am to 10.30pm) and the rich offer of signature cocktails will make every moment a perfect one.
The restaurant is located inside the evocative Winter Garden, covered by the historic Liberty-style glass ceiling. A versatile ambience, where mirrored screens bestow intimacy to the setting, reflecting the exquisite petroleum blue velvet of the seats, while the sophisticated wallpaper depicting the Tuscan fauna, recalls classic motifs of 18th-century chinoiserie.In this unique location, Chef Pasquale D’Ambrosio creates harmony between senses and flavors of a past that is always present. Among his proposals, the most traditional Fettuccia from Gragnano “alla Nerano”, clams and calvisius caviar, and the inimitable Organic egg with pecorino cheese cream from Pienza, nipitella and white truffle, a true tribute to the Tuscan land.The Winter Garden opens into the Tinello, a masterpiece of Florentine high craftsmanship and beating heart of the hotel, designed by Riccardo Barthel, that hosts a variety of gastronomic appointments in different moments of the day.