Velona’s Jungle is a chic yet welcoming boutique hotel in the center of Florence, where guests can savor a unique style of luxury paired with a true passion for hospitality and the environment. The suites are perfect for curious travelers who love discovering unusual and unforgettable accommodations, meeting warm local hosts, and experiencing the authentic side of Florence’s history, culture, and cuisine.
Velona’s Jungle is a designer oasis where many of the elegant objets d’art and furnishings date from the mid century, when the family’s patriarch Pasquale Velona – a respected Florentine art dealer – began collecting pieces during his travels in Italy and abroad. His fabulous finds from trips through Florence, Rome, Naples, London, Paris, and Vienna in the 1950’s were paired exquisitely with the prestigious antique and period furnishings from his gallery, creating a one-of-a-kind home. At Velona’s Jungle Luxury Suites, there’s a lot of passion for sustainable travel which leaves the smallest possible impact on the environment, highlights authentic local experiences, and supports traditional cuisine.
The Livingstone Suite deluxe suite soothes with a palette of warm earth tones and soft shades of green, echoing the colors of a lush virgin forest. It features a sumptuous canopy bed, an elegant living area, and an ensuite bathroom with a rainshower and chromotherapy lights. Sophisticated luxury paired with animal magnetism make this eclectic room one of the most unique in all of Florence. Black lacquered furnishings and African-inspired prints and decor are offset by glowing golden walls and warm parquet floors of the Darwin suites. In the Fossey Suite you can Settle in and relax, but don’t be fooled by the refined neutral tones and tranquil peace in this 30 square meter deluxe suite. There’s a touch of jungle fever in the turquoise accents, feathered table lamps, and playful animal prints and textiles. You’ll be charmed by the Durrell Suites whimsical yet stylish tropical oasis, and with the chic palm tree wall decor, playful fern bathroom ceiling, and lighthearted “feathered friend” keeping you company, you’ll never want to leave this 28 square meters of paradise.