Housed in Florence's historic Palazzo Degli Angeli, Hotel Calimala uses the building's ancient relics as a backdrop for 38 eclectic guest rooms. In each one, modern Mustard beds and shiny brass fixtures pop against the 19th-century palace's ancient stone walls and salvaged oak woodwork. Public spaces share the same infusion of old and new where distressed plaster is adorned with contemporary art. The property also offers an outdoor pool and garden as well as a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Centro Storico neighborhood.
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