Gabrielle Maria Taylor, President of the Tornabuoni Club
An interview between exclusivity and wonder
Palazzo Tornabuoni combines comfort and exclusivity with the beauty of the most enchanting lounge in Florence.
Yes, the Palazzo is the only private residence club in Italy. We have 109 members, 36 nationalities from Australia, Asia, South America and Northern Europe, and almost 15 years of success.
What does being a member of the Tornabuoni Club mean?
It means enjoying the spirit, culture and environment that can only be encountered here, it means experiencing a lifestyle and a community in an extraordinary place at first hand.
What are some of the most unforgettable moments of your career at Palazzo Tornabuoni?
The celebration of the Palazzo’s tenth anniversary was a truly memorable occasion, culminating in a performance by Andrea Bocelli. And then special birthdays, anniversaries, marriage proposals and family reunions. The Palazzo is made to create memories, and this sentiment means a lot to me.
Describe your secret Florence.
A morning at the Bargello Museum, then on to Santo Spirito for lunch atTrattoria Cammillos, a climb up to the magnificent Church of San Miniato and an aperitif with friends at Procacci.
What are the most incredible life experiences one of your members can have?
Our fantastic Club team and I help members to plan their time in Florence. If members request specific activities, we try to make them happen: cultural experiences, meetings, charity gala evenings, live performances, cookery lessons and private lunches at the Palazzo with very special guests.
Why is a stay at Palazzo Tornabuoni a must in spring 2023?
This spring we have a full schedule of exciting events ranging from fashion to art, music, food and wine, culture and much more.