Situated in Florence’s historical center, Casa Howard is the quintessence of a Boutique Hotel.

Our mission is to assure that you will be able to relax in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of a 16th century private residence, while benefitting from the high level of service provided by our attentive and experienced team.

Upon entering you will discover an eclectic private house, which will inevitably capture your heart. Each of Casa Howard’s rooms and suites were designed and decorated to create a Florentine residence like no other. The combination of refined fabrics, local ceramics, elegant marble and post-modern furnishings define the individuality and personality of the property. In this Historical Residence, you will breathe in the true essence of Tuscany together with the international influence of the owners. We are proud to have set the bar for a new standard in hospitality and are here to create an experience which will not only be pleasurable but also memorable.

Our philosophy

Casa Howard is the brainchild of Jenifer Howard Forneris, who seeked to elevate with the highest luxury a cozy and welcoming home, characterized by bespoke interiors, fine fabrics, design furniture, great windows and freestanding cast iron bathtubs.

Growing up in the fashion world, she soon developed a keen sense of aesthetics by working with her father Luciano Forneris, former IR Director of Vogue and L’Officiel, and one of the most prominent designers and producers of high fashion textiles in the 60’s and 70’s.

Casa Howard’s unique character is given by the individuality of each of its iconic rooms, which harmoniously combine retro and postmodern aesthetics, creating a traditional and cosmopolitan atmosphere, strongly influenced by the owners’ international spirit. This, combined with the attentive understanding of our Conciergerie team, led by Clefs d’Or Antonio Pagano, offers our Guests a hospitality experience like no other.

"The look is classy, cosy and vaguely eccentric; the emphasis in the 12 highly individual bedrooms is on quality and fine fabrics."