The Jewel of the Renaissance
Florence, the capital of Tuscany, counts over 1.5 million inhabitants and is the most popular city of the region. The city can be described as an 'open air museum' with all its splendor and beauty such as museums, monuments, churches and other buildings. In fact, in 1982, UNESCO has delcared the historic centre of Florence as a World Heritage Site.
Originated as a Roman town, and later, after a period as a flourishing trading and banking medieval city, it became the birthplace of the Renaissance. From the 14th- until the 16th century it was politically, economically and culturally one of the most important cities in Europe.
Benefit from the hotel's convenient central location and go discover the treasures from the Medici family, walk over the well-known Ponte Vecchio, admire the stained glass in the churches and rejuvenate in the breezy parks of Florence.
The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most famous art musea of the world. The museum hosts an extraordinary collection of masterpieces from the 13th to the 18th centuries with important pieces of Cimabue, Michelangelo, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, as well as the largest collection Botticelli.
Giardino dei Boboli
Behind Palazzo Pitti, lies Giardino dei Boboli, a beautiful example of Italian garden. A really open-air museum, with fountains and waterfalls, false cave entrances, marble statues and sculpted tress. From many points it is possible to enchant an extraordinary view of Florence.
Basilica of Santa Croce
Dedicated to the Santa Croce, the Holy Cross, the Basilica is the site of famous tombs such as the one of Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Foscolo. The church is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories. It is placed on its named after square Piazza Santa Croce.
Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore
The build of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore took 140 years with 5 architects involved. In 1436 the cathedral church of Florence was finalized. The Cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the baptistery and the Giotto's steeple, a magnificent tower standing right next to the façade.
The Pitti Palace was a design by architect Brunelleschi, upon request of the Pitti family. When the Medici family gained ruling power over the city, the palazzo became the main residence for the Medici family and grew as a great treasure house with valuable art pieces. Today, it functions as a impressive museum complex.
At the most narrow part of the Arno River stands the oldest bridge of Florence. The bridge was facing multiple destructions due to floods that allowed builders to build the bridge stronger and stronger. The butchers have given place to the jewelers that the bridge hosts today. Today, the Ponte Vecchio houses leather and jewelry shops, and the many musicians, portraitists and other entertainers create a suggestive atmosphere.
Where to find all these places?
- Basilica of San Lorenzo
- Basilica of Santa Croce
- Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
- Basilica of Santa Trinita
- Boboli Gardens
- Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
- Church of Orsanmichele
- Ognissanti church
- Palazzo Rucellai
- Palazzo Strozzi
- Palazzo Vecchio
- Piazza della Signoria
- Pitti Palace
- Ponte Vecchio
- Porta San Frediano
- Bardini Museum
- Stibbert Museum
- Uffizi Gallery
How To Get Here
Still require some assistance when planning your sightseeings or to arrange your tickets? Our dedicated concierge team will be more than happy to assist you with this. Simply stop by the concierge desk!