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To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Florence, step out and discover nearby areas such as Florence, Historic Center - Downtown, and Gavinana.
The Statue of David, certainly one of Florence’s most iconic attractions is just less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away.
There is a lot to see and do in the city center of Florence, so make sure you explore some of the other central attractions, such as Ponte Vecchio and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area the special place it is. There are plenty of excellent destinations visitors can pay a visit to for a couple of hours such as the Academy of Fine Arts, the Sinagoga and Jewish Museum and Bargello Museum. See a few of the exciting theater, dance and music shows at the Teatro Comunale di Firenze and the La Pergola Theater. Pay a visit to the Gallery of Modern Art, Palatine Gallery and Academy Gallery, to get your fix of art.
If the weather is good get outdoors and make the most of the nearby parks and reserves. To breathe in the fresh air of a green urban park be sure to check out the Florence Botanical Gardens.
Holiday makers visiting the Via Maggio area will not want to miss out on the Piazza della Signoria, the Boboli Gardens and Orsanmichele. Start your tour of nearby historic attractions by visiting Pitti Palace, Porta Romana and Strozzi Palace. Visitors interested in the world's various faiths shouldn’t miss Brancacci Chapel, the San Lorenzo Church and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
Enjoy window shopping and spoil yourself with a new wardrobe in the nearby malls and markets such as the San Lorenzo Market and Pitti Vintage.
After a long day seeing the sights around Via Maggio, recharge your batteries in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. Take your pick from the Nh Porta Rossa, the Grand Hotel Baglioni, or the Hotel Laurus al Duomo.
Although located just one block from the bustling Santa Maria Novella Station, this early 20th-century townhouse is set on a quiet street in central Florence, one kilometre from the Duomo. Hotel Albani Firenze also is near Fortezza da Basso, Palazzo dei Congressi, Centro Affari, Santa Maria Novella Church, San Lorenzo's Market, and San Lorenzo Church.
Located in Peretola, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Museo Richard-Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fortezza da Basso and Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum. The International Kitchen - Classic Tuscan Table and Cascine Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).