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Visitors to Duomo rave about its fascinating museums, stunning cathedral and popular shops. You might also want to make some time to see Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore or Piazza del Duomo while you're exploring the neighbourhood.
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Visitors to Santa Maria Novella love its popular shops, and you can check out Fortezza da Basso and Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. If you want to see more in the area, you can get around town on the metro at Florence-Cascine Station.
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Santa Croce is known for its interesting museums, and you can plan a trip to Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza Santa Croce while you're in town.
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Oltrarno is a destination visitors seek out for its fascinating museums, picturesque gardens and beautiful river views. You might also want to check out attractions like Pitti Palace or Ponte Vecchio while you're exploring the neighbourhood.
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A noteworthy feature of San Lorenzo is its popular shops. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out San Marco Convent and Museum and Piazza San Marco.
Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020
Florence is a beautifully romantic Italian city, held in high esteem as the birthplace of Renaissance. Visitors return here again and again for the world-class art, the excellent food and designer shopping. It’s also home to fantastic luxury hotels as well as B&Bs, guesthouses, and even hostels for those wanting to discover the allure of Florence on a budget.
Some of the best hotels in Italy are found in Florence. With lavish exteriors and swish interiors, many of the establishments perfectly complement Florence’s inherent class and beauty. The service in these 5-star hotels is of the very highest standard, and the opulent facilities like pools and full-service spas are often without compare.
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower is a most popular tourist destinations in Florence. Luckily, there are plenty of hotels nearby so you don’t have to walk far to experience it. Thanks to Florence’s diminutive size, other key attractions like Galleria degli Uffizi, Palazzo Vecchio and Museo di San Marco are never far away, wherever you choose to stay in Florence.
The Expedia search tool allows you to find the best accommodation in Florence for you, and the selection includes a range of good apartments, cheap hotels and residences. These budget options can still be found in or near some of Florence’s most desirable districts. This means you’re never far from the hustle bustle even if you’re not splurging on high-end digs.
Aside from the excellent galleries, shopping is one of the main draws of Florence. Being the birthplace of Gucci and Roberto Cavalli, it’s rightly earned itself credentials as a top fashion spot. Beyond the high-end Italian threads for sale, Florence is also a good place to explore retro and vintage shops. Then there are the specialists selling glass, homewares, silverware and perfumes. In fact, whatever you’re shopping for, it’s likely you can find it in the shops of Florence.
The Arno river flows through the middle of Florence and has shaped the beauty and majesty of the city. Ponte Vecchio is one of the most famous bridges in the city, as it was the first built there, as well as being home to a number of shops. It’s a lovely and romantic spot to explore of an evening. There are hotels in Florence near Ponte Vecchio and the riverside to make the most the beautiful views.
Travellers are often attracted to Florence to explore its rich history more closely. So, it can make for an extra special trip to stay in a hotel that is part of the fabric of this history. Many of the city’s finest accommodation is housed in old town houses that retain their historic charm and original features but have been adapted to be modern and comfortable with the typically sumptuous furnishings synonymous with this part of Italy.