In Florence there are many stunning places to easily fall in love with, and Velona’s Jungle is one of them. This charming and luxurious boutique hotel is placed in the western end of the historic center of Florence, an area where the past and future meet the present.
Surrounded by one of the oldest surviving doors of the city walls, Porta al Prato (1285), by the first Florentine railway station and today’s venue for meetings, congresses and various events, Stazione Leopolda, by the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, a multifunctional cultural structure opened on 2011, by the first tram line in Florence that runs from the suburb of Scandicci to the main railroad station SMN, by the Parco delle Cascine, Florence’s largest public park bordering the Arno River.

Velona’s Jungle is the perfect venue for curious guests who love the unusual while visiting Florence. VJ a stunning designer interior for explorers and collectors, where many of the elegant objets d’art and furnishings date from the mid century, when the family’s patriarch – 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.

Subsequent generations added to the original collection, carefully selecting works by contemporary artists, fabrics and decorative accents by favorite designers, and choice books and sculpture… each chosen with the same care and passion as their grandfather and together creating the glorious whole that is now Velona’s Jungle.

Every morning until noon a 100% vegetarian breakfast is served with freshly-made sweet and savory pastries and croissants so you’ll be ready to set off and explore Florence.

The breakfast menu includes a number of delicious homemade selections, including freshly-mixed muesli, fruit juices and smoothies, organic jams, tarts and cakes, cookies, and traditional Tuscan breakfast dishes with a modern, healthy twist.

Velona’s Jungle Luxury Suites, your designer oasis in the heart of historic Florence.


Velona’s Jungle
Via Montebello 86
50123 Firenze
+39 055 2741536