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The cathedral dome dominates the silhouette of the city on the Arno which is known throughout the world. This is the birthplace of Renaissance, where the Medici lived and where artists like Michelangelo worked. His David is close to the Uffizi Gallery and is just one of its many famous sights.
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Piazzale Michelangelo (Michelangelo Square) is a famous square with a magnificent panoramic view of Florence. The famous view from this observation point overlooking the city has been reproduced on countless postcards and snapshots over the years. It was built in 1869 and designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi on a hill just south of the historic center, during the redevelopment of the left bank of the Arno. Read more
San Miniato al Monte
San Miniato al Monte (St. Minias on the Mountain) is a basilica standing atop one of the highest points in the city. It has been described as one of the finest Romanesque structures in Tuscany and one of the most beautiful churches in Italy. There is an adjoining Olivetan monastery. St. Miniato was an Armenian prince serving in the Roman army under Emperor Decius. Read more
St Mark's English Church
Saint Mark's English Church is an Anglican church, which is also used for classical music concerts and opera, with a resident opera company. Founded by the Reverend Charles Tooth in the late 19th century, it holds the white marble statue of Apotheosis of Saint Mark by Jason Arkles. Church's interior is decorated in the Pre-Raphaelite style and the upper reaches of the church have floral motifs. Read more
Piazza del Duomo square
Piazza del Duomo, located in the heart of the historic center of Florence, is one of the most visited places in the world. With the Florence Cathedral containing the Cupola del Brunelleschi, the Giotto's Campanile, the Florence Baptistery, the Loggia del Bigallo, the Opera del Duomo Museum, and the Arcivescovile and Canonici's palace, the square is one of the most beautiful spots in Europe attracting numerous tourists each day. Around this charming square there are numerous landmarks such as Loggia del Bigallo, Venerabile Arciconfraternita della Misericordia, Palazzo dei Canonici, Palazzo Strozzi di Mantova, Torrini Museum, and others. Read more
Piazza della Signoria
Piazza della Signoria is an L-shaped square in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. It was named after the Palazzo della Signoria, also called Palazzo Vecchio. It is the focal point of the origin and of the history of the Florentine Republic and still maintains its reputation as the political hub of the city. It is the meeting place of Florentines as well as the numerous tourists, located near Ponte Vecchio and Piazza del Duomo and gateway to Uffizi Gallery. Read more
Our new Guest House Locanda dei Guelfi, recently integrally restored, is located in the historical center of Florence, at the third floor of a beautiful building of the eighteenth century, a few steps away from S. Maria Novella Central Railway Station and from the Cathedral, close to Expo Business Center and to the most important Monuments and Museums. Find your accommodation in our guest house: a comfortable flat in the hearth of Florence. You'll be and feel like at home. Our marvellous panoramic terrace offers wonderful views on Florence's landscape, on Duomo Cathedral, on the most important monuments, and all around the romantic hills. The right scenography for an unforgettable holiday. Breakfast is included. Wireless Internet access and nearby parking are both available (surcharges).Â
Ideally located between Via Roma and Piazza del Duomo, right in the very heart of Florence amidst world famous works of art and fashionable shops, the Florence, Italy bed and breakfast Residenza Giotto is set on the fourth floor of a historic building dating back to the 19th century. The property is indeed a perfect base from which to explore Florence and its historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Morover, the B&B is just within easy reach of Santa Maria Novella railway station, Fortezza da Basso exhibition centre and Palazzo dei Congressi international conference centre. The B&B offers six comfortable bedrooms, a superb location, panoramic views over Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral and Giotto's bell tower and above all a homely atmosphere coupled with friendly and attentive service.
Villa La Sosta
Villa La Sosta bed & breakfast in Florence, which in the past was part of a more extensive property on the Montughi hill, is surrounded by large gardens with cypress and fruit trees; the building itself is elegant and sober, enriched by architectural elements recalling the eclectic style of the beginning of the 1900s, like the main bow-window entrance and the tower-mansard which gives a view of the surrounding hillside.Its certainly the ideal place for visiting Florence and its surroundings, enjoying an invaluable atmosphere of tranquillity and harmony. Giusy and Antonio offer their guests warmth and spontaneity so that their stay at Villa La Sosta is like a home from home. SERVICES: English and Spanish are spoken, daily cleaning, provision of tourist information material.
In Piazza della Signoria - Residenza d'Epoca
Looking for vacation rentals in Florence? In Piazza della Signoria - Residenza d'Epoca is located in the heart of the town center, among medieval mansions and magnificent monuments, and is the ideal base to tour the city and to enjoy its special atmosphere. Alessandro and Sonia have turned their house into refined Florence accommodation, suitable for those who love Florentine art and elegance; a warm, pretty house open to all the friends in the world. In an unique position, near the best known and most interesting places in Florence, the In Piazza della Signoria - Residenza d'Epoca is just a few steps away from Piazza della Signoria housing Palazzo Vecchio, the churches of S. Croce and Orsanmichele, and the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. It's also in the middle of the most luxurious areas for shopping, where you can find Prada, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Ferragamo and the best known Italian and foreign stylists. You can also easily find several shops of handcraft, goldsmiths, decorators, antique dealers and specialists in bronze casting, all of which are examples of the Florentine good taste. In Florence and its surroundings you can taste the typical Tuscan cooking made of simple and genuine ingredients which are turned into characteristic and traditional dishes such as the famous ribollita, bistecca alla fiorentina, fettunta and pappa al pomodoro, not to mention the famous Tuscan wines such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and many others.
The Althea is a lovely hotel in downtown Florence, situated in the ancient district of Santo Spirito, near the major Florence sites such as the Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, Santo Spirito Square and Church or the Boboli Gardens just to name a few. Furthermore this charming area is also renowned for its traditional artisan and antique shops as well as typical daily markets. Althea Rooms Town House Suite is so the ideal base to explore Florence, experience the Florentine life and enjoy a complete independence in its spacious and comfortable rooms. The friendly staff will be at your complete disposal in order to spend a truly pleasant and memorable holiday in Florence.