Florence. Home to the Galleria degli Uffizi, one of the world’s finest art galleries. You have never seen a bridge like the Ponte Vecchio that crosses the Arno River. Save room for Bistecca Fiorentina, cowboy-sized beefsteak best washed down with Tuscan Chianti Classico wine. Could you visit Italy without stopping by Firenze? Sure you could. But you’ll really enjoy this wonderful city through Italian Hotel Guide.
Florence’s city center is quite compact. You may even want to rent a bicycle to get around. We suggest not driving a car; let the local pros do so. Of course a car would come in very handy for touring the nearby wine estates. We divide Florence into four districts, each centering on a major church. You’ll want to tour them all. The Duomo area is the heart of Florence. You simply can’t visit Florence without viewing its spectacular Cathedral. We’ll let you decide whether to climb up its 463 steps. Northwest of the Cathedral is the San Lorenzo district named for a Fifteenth Century Basilica. Further to the northwest is the Santa Maria Novella district that hosts the train station, Fifteenth Century palaces, and arguably Florence’s finest shopping street, Via Tornabuoni. Across town to the southeast is the Santa Croce district, named for a Gothic church. Here you can visit the tombs of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, Rossini, and many other greats. And buy fine leather goods as people have been doing in this area since the Sixteenth Century.
No matter what you want to do, see, eat, and drink in Florence you’ll need a place to stay. Our web site http://www.travelitalytravel.com offers an extensive list of tourist hotels (including the occasional bed and breakfast) and boutique hotels, district by district. Simply access Italian Boutique And Tourist Hotels in the main menu, choose your city (we presently cover 10) and then your district, such as the Duomo (Cathedral) area. Each page starts with a short description of the district and then presents some hotels, including a picture of the property, important details, and a live link to their English-language website for additional information. You can even make your reservation. Disclaimer: We get no commission whatsoever so we are completely independent of the hotels. So we offer you an unbiased guide to Italian hotels.
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Italian Hotel Guide For The City of Florence