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Top 5 Historic Hotels in Florence

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Planning a weekend trip to Florence, Tuscany? If you love Italian Art and History, check out this selection of five landmark hotels in Florence.

Historic Hotel in Florence

Each one of these elegant hotels located in the city’s historical center is the perfect place to stay either on a romantic getaway or a cultural holiday in Tucany.

1. Hotel Santa Maria Novella

Hotel Santa Maria Novella Florence

The Hotel Santa Maria Novella offers charming guest rooms close to Florence train station. In addition to a great location, this elegant landmark hotel boasts 19th Century art works and features lovely honeymoon suites. Enjoying splendid views of Santa Maria Novella Cathedral, this is the perfect Florence hotel for a romantic stay in Tuscany.

2. Hotel The Westin Excelsior Florence

Westin Excelsior Hotel Florence

The Westin Excelsior is one of the most beautiful luxury hotels in Florence. Housed in a 17th Century building, this Starwood Hotel offers contemporary accommodations in the heart of Renaissance Florence, close to Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace. The Westin Excelsior Hotel also boasts splendid interiors featuring, original furnishings, inlaid marble, columns, coffered ceilings, frescoes and brocades.

3. Grand Hotel Baglioni

The Grand Hotel Baglioni offers accommodation in central Florence, a few steps from Santa Maria Novella railway station. Once residence of the Carrega Bertolini Princes, this lovely landmark hotel is housed in a 19th Century palace which features numerous art works including frescoes, statues, paintings and traditional wooden beams. A symbol of the Tuscan hospitality, the Grand Hotel Baglioni combines modern comfort with the charm and elegance of historic Florence.

4. Hotel Pierre

This Florence Historic Hotel offers guest rooms close to the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio. The Hotel Pierre welcomes you in a cozy environment featuring classic Italian furniture, parquet flooring and marble.  A great hotel in Florence for art lovers interested in the city’s historical landmarks and museums.

5. Hotel J and J Florence

J & J Hotel Florence

The J and J Florence is a landmark hotel housed in a 16th Century monastery. Located in the historical center of Florence, a short walk from the Duomo cathedral, Santa Croce, and the River Arno, the Hotel J and J boasts beautiful interiors with well-preserved frescoes and plaster works, as well as a cloister with doric columns.

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  1. Gennaro says:
    February 2nd, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    No better city to enjoy a historic hotel than Florence. Each step in the city itself is a piece of history. Grand Hotel Baglioni is a classic example of this. Very beautiful and comfortable place. I ate at the panoramic restaurant which has a perfect view of the city.

  2. webmaster says:
    April 6th, 2009 at 9:49 am

    What can you say about this most amazing and beautiful city? Only that, if you don’t visit it at least once in your lifetime, you will not have had the chance to experience a small piece of the Renaissance that lives on today in the city.


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