Things to See and Do in Florence Italy

Hotel in Florence

January 11, 2013

Our 4-star hotel in Florence is the ideal starting point to discover the city in its beauty and in all its splendour. You will live a wonderful experience in the heart of the historic centre. In fact, the hotel is located a few steps from the Cathedral, also known as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and it offers different types of rooms and suites, many with great views of the main monuments of the city, especially the Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower.

Hotel in Florence in the heart of historic centre

Here are just some of the main monuments and museums within walking distance from the hotel: Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Strozzi, Galleria dell’Accademia, the Duomo and the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Piazza and Basilica of Santa Croce, museum and cloisters of Santa Maria Novella, the Museum House of Dante. Do not miss a visit to the museum within the Hotel Brunelleschi, which houses artifacts carefully restored and accompanied by extensive documentation and a calidarium of ancient Roman baths in the basement of the building.

Hotel in Florence symbol of the city

The Hotel Brunelleschi has also joined enrollment in the register of Florence historic buildings and it surprises its guests since the outside, with the front of the beautiful Byzantine tower of Pagliazza, one of the oldest buildings in the historical centre still standing. The structure was originally part of the city walls, then became a women’s prison. Hence the name “Pagliazza” which stems from the beds of straw for the prisoners. After several changes over the centuries, the tower of Pagliazza is now completely renovated and a cultural reference point for hotel guests and the entire city. Inside it, in fact, there are an American bar, the Tower Bar and two restaurants also open to the public: the Santa Elisabetta Restaurant on the first floor, and the Osteria della Pagliazza on the ground floor, both managed by the young chef Simone Bertaccini.

Discover your hotel in Florence for an unforgettable stay in the history!

Hotel in Florence

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