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If you're planning a citytrip to Florence, here's the place to start
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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The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (English: Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) is the main church of Florence. The Duomo, as it is ordinarily called, was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. Read more
The Galleria dell'Accademia
The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze is an art museum, best known for holding Michelangelo's sculpture David. The museum is also home to other sculptures by Michelangelo and a collection of Renaissance paintings. Founded in 1784 by Pietro Leopoldo, Grand Duke of Tuscany, the museum also exhibits Florentine paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries, from the High Renaissance, and the idiosyncratic collection of Russian icons assembled by the Grand Dukes of the House of Lorraine. Read more
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
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
Pensione Annalena is a pleasant hotel located in the centre of Florence, in front of the Giardino di Boboli, a few steps from Palazzo Pitti and Ponte Vecchio, far from the noise and the frenetic tourism. The hotel, fully air conditioned, is a 16th century historic building, combining modern comfort and ancient past.
Hotel City is situated in the most ancient part of Florence, in the historical San Lorenzo district, a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella railway station and the Cathedral. The location is ideal for shopping or visiting the most important sites and museums. All guests' requests are satisfied through the efficient and friendly front desk, offering personal service at all hours in a warm, charming and welcoming environment.
The elegant Consigli Hotel, housed in a Renaissance-style building where Prince Demidoff once resided, enjoys an outstanding location along the Arno river, in the centre of Florence. It lies within walking distance of all of the city's most important sites and is easy to reach from the railway station and by car. The property features a refined atmosphere, with beautiful guestrooms and suites, a bar, a splendid panoramic roof-garden and the convenience of private parking facilities for its guests.
The hotel Corolle is situated in a quiet residential area of Florence known as Careggi, a few minutes by car from the airport, from the highway exits and from the historic and commercial centre. The property offers private parking, restaurant, lounge, meeting services and American-bar. The hotel is an ideal place for guests seeking comfort. The bus number 14 leaves, frequently, just outside the hotel to the Florence historic center.
Hotel Andrea is located in a nineteenth-century palace in the heart of Florence, just 200 meters from the Fortezza da Basso, Palazzo dei Congressi and Palaffari, and just 300 metres from Santa Maria Novella, the main train station of Florence. The congress and business centre is also easily reachable on foot. This small and charming hotel is the perfect location for those who wish to enjoy an accommodation in the Tuscan city in a typical Florentine ambience. The property features complimentary wireless internet access, beautiful views on the Piazza dell'Indipendenza square, and a friendly hotel staff offering extensive help in planning your vacation, with reservations, city tours and essential tips. Guests are offered discounted parking at a nearby private garage