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Canto degli Scali Florence Hospitality

This recently restored complex in the heart of Florence is located in a 14C palazzo that has been transformed over the centuries into a series of charming apartments. Each of these units has been named after a Florentine “Canto” and they are all furnished with made-to-measure fittings. This makes them exquisitely unique and gives our hosts the impression of being in a real home from home. The idea for this project came from two brothers, Marco and Alessio Ducceschi, who were personally responsible for the restyled design of the property and are now ready to offer you a friendly, but professional welcome and do everything they can to make your stay unforgettable.
Canto degli Scali offers guests the chance to stay in a tastefully elegant setting that combines all the classic charm of a Tuscan renaissance palazzo with exposed beams and antique terracotta floors, with the contemporary comforts of modern design. Every single room stands out for the designers’ ability to create a warm and cosy atmosphere in an exclusively refined setting, featuring antique, glazed and hand-decorated tiles, chandeliers and lampshades, marble and travertine topped tables, synthetic crystal glassware, and wooden furniture and kitchen fittings. Here, quality and attention to detail – the foundations of “Made in Italy” style – plus a close bond with Florentine culture, traditions and craftsmanship have given rise to splendid interiors embellished with a distinctive selection of tailor-made furnishings.

The Florentine Cantos

Our accommodation complex is firmly rooted in the unique atmosphere of the local area. This is why we have named the complex, and its apartments and B&B rooms, after bygone Florentine street names. To be more specific, these old names or Cantos actually referred to the junctions between two streets in the town centre. There were once over a hundred of them, each with its own fascinating story. Canto degli Scali, that is now Via delle Terme, took its name from the Scali family, one of the wealthiest families in Florence. They grew to prominence in this area in the ninth century, but in the fifteenth century their fortunes began to dwindle and they were forced to sell off their possessions. Amongst other things, they sold a number of their houses to Filippo Strozzi, who immediately had them knocked down to make way for his prestigious and imposing Palazzo Strozzi that can still be admired today at the corner of Via de’ Tornabuoni and Via degli Strozzi.

F.lli Ducceschi sas - P.Iva 06479410489 - REA FI-631825 - PEC: posta@pec.cantodegliscali.com