The image of the historical centre has barely changed for the last few hundred years, and at every turn you will be confronted with glorious architecture reminiscent of Florence’s golden era: the Renaissance. Once home to history’s most famous artists including Michelangelo and Botticelli, the city now houses some of the world’s premier art collections, some of which are must-sees. But relaxing time can be just as cultural: beautiful cafes and restaurants line Florence’s lovely piazzas, many of which date back hundreds of years, something to reflect upon as you sip your espresso.
Don’t miss aperitivo, the Italian happy hour in which you buy an above-the-odds drink and then get to help yourself to a buffet. Post dinner, sitting outside in a piazza bar is lovely; try Volume (Piazza Santo Spirito 5, 055 2381 460) or Ambrosia (Piazza Ambrosia). For something a little quieter but still beautiful, you’ll find many cafés and bars to grab a drink at in the hills surrounding the city such as at Piazzale Michelangelo. For live music, Florence’s jazz scene explodes between June and September with free shows at the Piazza della SS Anuncia, and summer alfresco concerts are put on in the Boboli Gardens. Opera season, from December to April, is held at the Teatro Comunale (Corso Italia 16, 055 27791).
Villa La Vedetta - Viale Michelangiolo, 78 50125 Florence, Italy
Tel: +39(0)55 681631, Website: www.villalavedettahotel.com/
This Neo renaissance romantic villa, is today a refined 5 star luxury with only 18 deluxe rooms and suites. This unique structure, with its exclusive panoramic position directly at Piazzale Michelangelo and just a few steps from Ponte Vecchi. With a breathtaking view of the city you can indulge in its lush garden or beautiful panoramic swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Hotel Savoy – Piazza della Repubblica 7, 50123 Florence
Tel: +39 055 27 35 1, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
The five-star Hotel Savoy offers luxury and style in the heart of Florence with elegant rooms styled by Olga Polizzi, the fashionable L'Incontro Restaurant and a well-equipped fitness centre. Located on the Piazza Repubblica, close to the Duomo, it’s the ideal base from which to visit the key attractions of this beautiful and historic city.
Hotel Villa Mangiacane - Via Faltignano 4, San Casciano VP, 50026 Florence
Tel: +39 055 829 0123, Email: email@example.com
A five star beautifully restored 15th Century Villa Hotel built by the Machiavelli family which is located just 12 kms outside Florence in the heart of Chianti. With 28 luxurious suites and bedrooms, two swimming pools, a Spa and elegant dining it is a magnificent home from home. Our private estate produces award winning wines and olive oil which you can taste during your stay whilst enjoying total relaxation and our warm hospitality.
Florence airport (FLR)
Aeroporto "Amergio Vespucci"- Firenze
Tourism Office Website
+39 55 373498 / 30615
Getting to Florence
Choose from our schedule of up to 7 times-per-week service, this stunning City and breathtaking region are closer than ever. Flights start from just from £83 one-way including taxes.
Please check-in 40 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
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Florence Airport is located just four kilometres from the City centre.