Alla Torre De' Rossi / Firenze

Borgo San Jacopo Firenze 50125
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 13:00 - 15:00
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Description

The Tower or Torre dei Rossi-Cerchi is a reconstructed medieval tower, now part of a hotel, located on Via Guicciardini, corner Borgo San Jacopo, in the Oltrarno district near the entrance to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy.HistoryThe present tower is a reconstruction after the prior structure was entirely razed by mining to destroy all the Florentine bridges over the Arno by retreating German forces during World War Two. The tower was built in the early 1200s by the Guelph Rossi family. The tower and the adjacent house were partially destroyed, after the Ghibelline victory at the Battle of Montaperti and the property was inherited at first by the Cerchi family, and later by the Canigiani family.The structure is presently part of the Hotel Pitti Palace al Ponte Vecchio.Bacchus FountainA statue of Bacchus is now present in a niche created in the tower. At the site, this statue was previously a fountain with a Roman Sarcophagus, a grouping which had been assembled in 1838. The Sarcophagus was destroyed in the World War. The statue was attributed to Giambologna. The present statue is a copy of the original now kept in the Bargello.Before the statue of Bacchus, the site had a statue of Centaurus, also by Giambologna, now moved to the Loggia della Signoria.

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Tips from the Net @ Alla Torre de' Rossi
leonardo viero it
Siamo stati a pranzo e, caldo a parte, la vista è molto bella! Il cibo molto buono, il personale gentile ma il menù poca scelta a pranzo. Noi siamo stati con The Fork e quindi ottimo il rapporto prezzo/qualità. Nel complesso giudizio più che positivo. GooglePlace - July 2017
LUISA BALDI it
Bellissima la vista dalla terrazza, cibo di buona qualità ma con pochissima scelta per noi che siamo vegani. Vale la pena comunque per passare una bella serata estiva. GooglePlace - June 2017
Daniel Spalding en
Was not really impressed with the service nor the food. The salad produce was limp and lacked freshness. In regards to the service they seemed more concerned with the reserved party than the other guests. It has a nice location and dining hall, but other areas need attention. GooglePlace - May 2017
Davide Cruciano it
Location molto bella, e ristorante molto curato e ben arredato. Per quanto riguarda i piatti, gli antipasti non mi sentirei di consigliarli soprattutto le bruschette "toscane" che sono state davvero un delusione, i primi invece erano buoni. L'acqua che servono cosa che non mi è mai successa ha un sapore strano sembra quasi acqua "sgasata". Il personale è molto gentile e rapido. GooglePlace - February 2017
Welder Medeiros pt
A vista de parte da cidade é destacada. Foi o único lugar na Itália onde encontrei uma degustação de queijos, salames e vinhos no cardápio. Achei bem legal. Foursquare - October 2016