27 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Visit the capital of Tuscany. Florence is the birthplace of opera and the European Renaissance, and the area is rich in cultural history. There are well over 80 museums for you to see during your visit. Lodging can be found near the airport or the city centre.
Florence is a great place to start your tour of Tuscany. Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa or one of the many vineyards in the area. Consider taking a bike tour of the hills of Chianti. The Piazzale Michelangelo is perfect for those travelling with families. After your trip, check into one of the hotels in Florence city centre.
1. Hotel Maxim
For one of the best cheap hotels in Florence, try Hotel Maxim. It has private bathrooms which would be good for families. The staff is multilingual, and the hotel also has a bar and lounge.
2. Starhotels Tuscany
Starhotels Tuscany has great rates and a four-star atmosphere. It is a great pick for last-minute hotels in Florence. It's one of the hotels in Florence with access to many of the popular visitor areas. It features free Wi-Fi, 102 rooms, and babysitting for families.
3. Riva Lofts Florence
Boutique hotels in Florence have a lot to offer. A good choice when selecting boutique hotels in Florence is Riva Lofts Florence. It borders the Arno River and has bright, contemporary studios. It features free breakfast buffet and loaner bikes. Amenities include an outdoor pool and shared living room space with fireplace.
Check into a Florence hotel near the airport. It is convenient and cost-effective as well as being close to many major attractions. The closest airport is the Florence Airport, known as Peretola. Another airport nearby is the Pisa International Airport.
1. Hotel Franchi
A good choice in cheap hotels in Florence near the airport is Hotel Franchi - Florence. It is 750 meters from the Florence airport. For last-minute hotels in Florence, this one works because there is 24/7 check in. Children under 3 stay free, and there is a private car pick-up service at the airport.
2. Hotel Novotel Firenze Nord Aeroporto
A midrange hotel is Hotel Novotel Firenze Nord Aeroporto. It is about three miles away from the Florence airport and offers a shuttle.
3. Hotel Brunelleschi
For a boutique hotel in Florence near the airport, consider Hotel Brunelleschi. It is a restored Byzantine tower. Pets can stay for free, and it has facilities for meetings.
1. Borghese Palace Art Hotel
A last-minute spa hotel to think about is Borghese Palace Art Hotel. It has a full-service spa including in-room massage and a shuttle to the local sights.
2. San Firenze Suites and Spa
San Firenze Suites and Spa is a full-service spa boutique hotel in Piazza di San Firenze.
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Studied abroad in Cortona, Italy, not too far from Florence. Tuscany really is God’s country and a blast for those wanting to walk everywhere, interact with locals, and drink wine!
Beautiful Firenze! An incredible place to take in the art and the splendor of the past and present in Tuscany and Italy. Can feel a bit touristy, but mostly overwhelmingly pretty.
Florence is one of my favorite places in the world and I cannot wait to go back. The old mix with the new, as you meander intimate corridors scattered with high-end fashion retailers only to emerge in a number of grand, historic piazzas. For anyone interested in Renaissance history, culture or even shopping, there is something to be found, though you're probably luckier if you, instead, find yourself lost.
Our local guide for Florence was Elisabetta (+39 335 6674163) who we connected with through our local guide from Rome. She was FANTASTIC! (She is reachable on WhatsApp for those who only have data plans or WiFi) The second time I visited Florence was on a cruise, the closest port is Livorno where Elisabetta picked us up in a very clean, comfortable Mercedes van. She filled our journey into Florence with a great background history of the city and catered our day around our “must see’s”. She drove us all over the city, dropping us off at the closest point possible to everything we wanted to see, and everything she suggested we should see (her drop off points are much closer than the drop off point when traveling in a large tour group because of the vehicle size). She even accompanied us into museums where we had previously purchased our own tickets without a guide to give us the true experience. As I said this was my second visit to Florence and it was a completely different experience to my first. Having a local expert guide in a small group was amazing. Must see’s: Michelangelo’s David: housed in The Galleria dell’ Academia- purchase your tickets ahead of time online: the walk up line wraps multiple blocks! Piazzale Michelangelo: beautiful panoramic views of Florence! Santa Croce Church: Marvelous church with the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo located in a large square with many authentic Italian restaurants Florence Cathedral: locates in the Piazza del Duomo, it is one of Italy’s largest cathedrals, the 4th largest in the world. You can even climb to the top of the dome! Yes climb! There is no lift! Must reserve your timed ticket online Piazza della Signoria: main square of the city- includes a David replica, fountain of neptune and lots of shopping nearby!