Travel to Florence, Italy

A renaissance affair

Quench your thirst for the romance of The Renaissance in the place where it all began, Florence. The capital city of the Tuscany region, this city is heart-aching beauty and alluring cuisine. Stroll down the city streets and digest the intriguing sculptures and architecture. Or escape to the outskirts of the city to see the contrast of red rooftops and rolling green hills. One day here and you will be swept up in the magic of the Tuscan soil.

Suggested stay
3 to 4 nights

Recommended things to do in Florence, Italy


Florence, Italy city overview
Best of Florence Walking Tour
Soak up a day of architecture and fine art. First skip the line at Florence’s famous Accademia Gallery, then enjoy a walking tour of the city to learn the stories behind each architectural gem then complete your day with a tour of the Uffizi Gallery.
Book, from €22
Pizzas
Cooking Class: Gelato and Pizza
Learn how to make traditional Italian pizza and gelato on this 3-hour cooking class in Florence. Led by an expert chef, sample a variety of flavors of each and learn how to create your own, Italian-style.
 
Book, from €49
Duomo in Florence, Italy
Duomo Tour
Inside the Duomo, your eyes are inevitably drawn upwards to the soaring painted dome and lovely stained-glass windows by such masters as Donatello.
 
 
Book, from €15

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Recommended hotels in Florence, Italy


We have carefully selected the following list of hotels, based on ratings, customer reviews, location and price. Choose from three classes:
1. Economy – good quality at a reasonably low price. 2. Comfort – a little extra luxury for a good price. 3. Premium – the finest features for a luxurious stay.

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Florence Dome Hotel
Located in the San Lorenzo neighbourhood in Florence, the Florence Dome hotel is located just meters from the Duomo. Guests can enjoy a picturesque view from their hotel rooms. The hotel offers rooms in different decoration in a simple and contemporary design. The hotel is located on the third floor or Palazzo Morrocchi which is home of the avant garde art of the academy movement of Macchiaoli. The San Lorenzo is a great area for travelers who enjoy food, history and art.

Within the City Center.

Hotel del Corso
Situated in the 16th century palazzo, Hotel del Corso offers accommodation in the historic center of Florence. The hotel is only meters away from the Cathedral, Piazza dela Republica square and Palazzo Vecchio. The hotel offers comfortable, elegant rooms that come with parquet flooring and hypoallergenic beddings. Hotel del Corso features a terrance where guests can enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

Within the City Center.

Hotel City
The Hotel city is located just meters from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station. Situated within the ancient city of the historical district, the hotel is just a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella central railway station and the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. The hotel is also within walking distance from the main museums, monuments and shopping area. The hotel is a family run hotel in a historic buildings that offers spacious, elegant rooms, featuring Tuscan-style furnishing and includes all the essential amenities.

Within the City Center

 

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Mh Florence Hotel & Spa
Mh Florence Hotel & Spa is a 4-star property that offers modern accommodation. The hotel is only steps away from Piazzale Michelangelo, Palais Pitte and Basilica di San Miniato al Monte. The hotel offers a wellness center where guests can enjoy after a long day of exploring the city. Sant Maria Novella is a great area for travelers who are interested in shopping, monuments and culture.

Within the City Center.

Mercure Firenze Centro
Located in the heart of the city, The Mercure Firenze Centro is a elegant, stylish 4-star hotel. The hotel is equipped with all modern comfort and amenities. Situated in the heart of Florence, the hotel is in a prime location to all major attractions. It is only a short walk to the Cathedral and Santa Maria Novella train station, which is in the center of culture, art and stores.

Within the City Center.

Starhotels Michelangelo Florence
The Michelangelo Florence is nestled in the heart of Florence only minutes walk to the Stazione Leopolda conference center, Pitti Palace, Statue of David and Uffizi Gallery and Santa Maria Novella Train Station. The hotel features elegant rooms with some rooms featuring hardwood floors and custom made furniture. Guests can enjoy traditional Tuscan cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, II David.

Within the City Center.

Palazzo Castri 1874
The Palazzo Castri 1874 is a new jewel in Italian hospitality right in the middle of Florence. The hotel provides an ambience of sophistication with the mix of traditional and the modern world. The Palazzo Castri 1874 has a inner garden, La Limonaia, that offers a luxurious oasis. Here guests can pause to relax and regenerate after a long day.

Within the City Center.

 

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Golden Tower Hotel & Spa
The Golden Tower hotel is a luxury boutique hotel next to Palazzo Strozzi, in Florence’s most exclusive area. The hotel is located where history, art, shopping and wellness and the best restaurant come together. Conveniently located near the main train station, in the heart of the historical center of Florence, the Golden Tower Hotel&Spa, provides rooms decorated with frescoes from the 16th century and precious furniture with wood and marble details.

Within the City Center.

Ville Sull’Arno
Vill Sull’ Arno is a elegant boutique hotel conveniently located in central Florence and overlooking Arno river. It is within a walking distance to Santa Maria Novella railway station and other main attractions of the city.The hotel features rooms in two different style within two different building. One style is the decorated Florentine style rooms that are designed to evoke the joy of the journey and the other style were designed to recall the glory of Macchiaiaoli painters.

Within the City Center.

Hotel Helvetia & Bristol
In the heart of Florence center, Hotel Helvetia & Bristol is a few minutes walk from the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio, housed in a historic palazzo. It features elegant rooms with antique furniture.tasteful colour palettes, carefully chosen antique furniture, paintings and marble bathroom, air conditioning and flat-screen satellite TV. At the Hostaria Bibendum restaurant guest can taste all the treats and flavours of Tuscany on the terrace overlooking Piazza Strozzi.

Within the City Center.

 

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More info about Florence, Italy


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At the train station

Firenze S.M.N is the main train station in Florence.

Services:

  • Left Luggage
  • Banks and Exchanges
  • Car Rental
  • Post Office

For more information, see here.

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Discover Florence

Florence is quite a small city and the best way to discover it is on foot. The most popular sightseeing and attractions are within walking distance.

Best time to go
In April and May: Spring
In September or October: Autumn

Language spoken:
Italian.

Weather forecast:
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Avoid the use of cars in the city.