Friday, December 4, 2009

Hotel Gran Duca

Hotel Gran Duca, LivornoIf you are contemplating a holiday in Livorno, the four stars “Hotel Gran Duca” could be a good choice for your stay.Hotel Gran Duca, LivornoThe distinctive structure hosting the hotel is a Medicean bastion dating back to the 17th Century, located just behind the symbol of Livorno: the monument of the “Quattro Mori” (Four Moors).Hotel Gran Duca, LivornoOpened in 1966 and completely restored in 2007, it has 80 rooms and apartments, some with a beautiful view on the Pamiglione, the oldest part of the port, and on the “Fortezza Vecchia”.Hotel Gran Duca, LivornoThe hotel has a very good restaurant and is within walking distance of the porticoes of “Via Grande”. The “Porto Mediceo” and the ferries for the islands are just across the street.

18 comments:

JM said...

Very interesting 17th century architecture and great location too!

tapirgal said...

This is perfect! I love the sloping, heavy fortress below with the wonderful brick and the row of windows above. I'd love to stay there! The small boxes with pillars at the top are also intriguing. I think it may be a building behind the fortress-hotel?

tapirgal said...

Now I see in Photo 3 that it's part of the roof. It must be a vent, and a very attractive one, too.

Jacob said...

I think I would like this place very much. Four stars, however, means it is rather pricey ... right?

One of these days, I would love to visit you beautiful city!

Clueless in Boston said...

It does look like quite a formidable building, but then you did say it was a former bastion.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Looks like a great location.

Hilda said...

I thought it looked like a fort. Cool! Must be expensive to stay there though.

Wolynski said...

I can see myself living here very nicely, but as others say, it must be expensive. What a beautiful hotel.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I like this hotel very much - can I have the room with the balcony please?
Melbourne Daily Photo

nobu said...

Wonderful building.
It stands by the port,I think the view from the hotel is also wonderful.

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked a lot this hotel architecture, it seems classic and elegant. I'm curious about inside!
Also I think it would be very expensive but as you said it's worth!
Léia

Andreea said...

Looks like a beautiful and confortable place to stay.

Vogon Poet said...

I checked few dates in December and I got about 100 Euros x night for two adults in a normal room, breakfast included. The top suites goes for about 160 Euros x night.

Halcyon said...

It's a very pretty looking hotel! And priced quite reasonably as well!!

Stine in Ontario said...

You never know who might show up in Livorno to watch for the guy with the camera!

Gunn White said...

With a view over the harbor it must get one star extra!
Have a nice weekend!

Ilse said...

I see myself here definitely!

Steffe said...

That doesn't sound too expensive. Although I'd prefer a smaller albergo.