Florence is compact and easy to travel on foot, Through its wealth of art and culture, and the way sights are scattered across the city, means it is difficult to plan convenient sightseeing itineraries. The historical heart conforms to the grid of the old Roman colony, its main points of interest lying on and around two main squares: Piazza Del Duomo and Piazza Della Signoria. In this article, we are going to discuss “where to stay in Florence”.
History of Florence
Florence is a city-sized shrine to the renaissance. The city has a lot of churches and monuments. The galleries have some of Europe’s greatest paintings and sculptures. 5 centuries ago the city was almost without equal, its artistic and intellectual ferment unparalleled, its wealth virtually unsurpassed.
Patronage from families such as the Medici supplied the spur for innovation, developing an environment in which creativity and individual genius flourished as never before.
Famous & Attractive Places to Visit
- Cappella Brancacci
- Casa Buonarroti
- Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore)
- Giardino DI Boboli
- Museo Dell’antica Casa Fiorentina
- Museo Bardini
- Museo Di Firenze Com’era
Where To Stay In Florence
Where to stay in Florence is not important since most of the central sights are within easy walking distance of the major hotels. Cheap hotels tend to be close to the station, which is less salubrious than elsewhere, but not too worst.
Also, note the problems of noise and be sure you are not in a peripheral hotel if taking a package or reservation through an agency. in Tuscany, many tour companies reserve hotels in Chianciano.
We can’t recommend if you taking a car to see the places. It’s better you should take some water with you.
Cheap Hotels ( Up to 100 Euro)
- Sorelle Bandini – Spacious rooms of crumbling grandeur in a 16th-century palace of Bohemian charm. Excellent value and often reserved months ahead as a result. One star hotel.
- Scaletta – Located on the top floor of a 15th-century palace and usually remarkably peaceful given the Oltrarno location. Spacious and simply furnished rooms. All rooms have two excellent terraces with the view of the Palazzo Pitti and Giardino and Giardino di Boboli.
Mid Range Hotels (100 – 175 Euro)
- Annalena – Famous 3 star pension-style hotel in the Oltrarno. Housed in an old Medici place opposite the Boboli Gardens. some rooms have terrace and garden views.
- Casci – A delightful family-run two-star hotel about a minute north of Piazza del Duomo. The hotel has luxury type rooms.
- Hermitage – A well-known 3-star hotel, famous among USA visitors. The front room has double glazed windows and backside rooms are quit than frontside rooms, they are suitable for families.
- Porta Faenza – One of the best hotels close to the station and San Lorenzo market area. Luxury rooms with modern fittings.
- Porta Rossa – One of the oldest hotels in Italy. It is an old palace built in the 14th century. Byron and Stendhal both stayed here. 3-star hotel with 80 rooms.
- Residenza – Good value hotel. The hotel has an excellent location. Some rooms near the street can be noisy. The top floor’s rooms are good.
- Liana – located in the northeast of central Florence. Walking distance of Santa Croce. This Hotel Building is the old British Embassy, built-in the 18th century. The hotel has a Beautiful ancient-looking ceiling and floors. Rooms also not very comfortable. The commercial area and garden are very attractive. Car park available.
Luxury Range Hotels (above 175 Euro)
- Beacci Tornabuoni – A venerable 3-star hotel. the rooms are attractive and well furnished. The hotel has pleasant. terrace.
- Brunelleschi – An excellent 4-star hotel. It has 96 rooms. The hotel build-ins a medieval tower just behind the Via Del Calzaiuoli.
- J & J Hotel – Just near to the east of the main hub. Very famous hotel. A quiet, small and attractive hotel. The rooms are clean and well arranged.
- Loggiato Dei Serviti – The hotel building made in the 16th century. The hotel has Attractive interiors. Very calm and peaceful rooms.
- Lungarno – Modern and Comfortable 4-star hotel. Some rooms have a beautiful view of the river and Ponte Vecchio. The hotel has a lot of antic decorations and modern artworks.
- Morandi Alla Crocetta – Just near the Piazza Santissima Annunziata. A small hotel with a peaceful and calm area. the hotel building is an old monastery.
- Westin Excelsior – Few steps away from Piazza Della Signoria and Uffizi. Very attractive interiors. Luxury rooms have a feel of an old luxurious palace.
Source – Tim Jepson Essential guide – Tuscany and Florence
Photos – Pexels and Pixabay
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