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Hotel La Scaletta - Florence

3 star Hotel Florence

Via Guicciardini 13 - Florence

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 207 .00
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The 3-star hotel La Scaletta enjoys a prime location in Florence, only 110 yards (100 meters) from Ponte Vecchio bridge and the splendid Palazzo Pitti, in the very heart of the city's historical center.

The hotel is an old building from the 15th century and is elegantly furnished with warm colors in a family and peaceful atmosphere and offers all the modern comforts like a large beautiful terrace with a fantastic panoramic view over the town.

At the bar and restaurant of this Florence hotel guests have the opportunity to taste a selection of local dishes, accompanied with a wide menu of beverages and cocktails. The complimentary wireless Internet connection is available in all common areas and rooms, and allows guests to read news and e-mails and to keep in touch with friends and family. 
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 90 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Fabulous location, great rooms and showers! Excellent breakfast, very helpful sta...

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Breakfast at Hotel La Scaletta

A buffet breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel La Scaletta

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2:00 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before 11:00 AM.


Guests are asked to contact the property in advance with their estimated arrival time. Contact details are provided in the booking confirmation.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 10 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

8.4

Clean

9.3

Location

8.3

Quiet

8.6

Spacious

8.5

Service

Hotel La Scaletta reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel was impeccable, the staff nice, courteous, willing to help and respectful.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Stayed in a double room no27. Very spacious and airey,Stafff very helpful . Breakfasts were grat especially eating them out on the terrace. Perfect location for sight seeimg in Florence. Atotaally wonderful stay

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Amazing hotel in Florence. Our view out the window was of a hillside garden/park that was full of lush vegetation. The rooftop was fantastic. Plus, we were 50 meters from the Ponte Vecchio. If I go to florence again, this is where I will stay.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

You could not find a more centrally situated hotel for all the attractions.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I was traveling to Florence for work reasons, but would stay in this hotel again for vacation. Recently renovated rooms with high ceilings and clean modern design. Attention to details in the room (nice linens, cleanliness, tea and slippers) made my evening arrival in the pouring rain a relief. During the first evening, there was some construction work being done on the floor above, but otherwise quiet. I would skip eating dinner in the restaurant (adequate, but nothing special) unless you are too tired to venture outside the confines of this lovely hotel. Terrace has amazing view of Boboli gardens.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Up many flights of stairs to the reception desk but elevator is available that holds up to two people. Stayed in a quadruple room. Upon check in there were only three beds but the fourth was added upon our return along with the offer of a complimentary cocktail at the bar. Great location. Only problem was the air conditioning was under repair during our stay and it was very hot in June. If the ac had been working, I would give it an excellent rating.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

Stunning rooftop terrace view. Very clean and comfortable. Extremely helpful, friendly and welcoming staff. Perfectly situated and quiet. Delicious breakfast, and could make drinks outside that time. We had a budget room, without a view so next time I shall book a room with a view! Will definitely return.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Absolutely the nicest place we stayed in our entire trip. Beautiful old building in a great location.

3.8
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

Great location and a nice enough hotel but the room was tiny and we could hear lots of people moving around the hotel, the staff were really nice but I wouldn't go back

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Love, love, love this place. We were in Florence for 3 days and wish we could have stayed longer. Best wifi service we had on our trip. Great location, helpful staff/24 hour desk, great breakfast, rooftop seating w/view of entire city. This hotel does have a lift to the lobby (it's on the second floor but not difficult to find.) Must check out Angie's Bar if visiting Florence, great music (soul, R&B, mowtown, etc, cute bartender :D ), reasonable prices. Can't wait to go back and will surely stay at La Scaletta when we do.

6.6 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Only real complaint is that the room could have been vacuumed better. Floor was not as clean as it should have been. Otherwise we were very happy: Pleasant and nice staff. Photos do not make it clear that the hotel is on second floor.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Russia

lovely terrace on the roof. friendly staff.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We stayed for 3 nights. The staff was very welcoming and very helpful - they got us reservations to the major museums even when the museum's website was telling us that we couldn't make reservations. Don't miss the Pitti Palace nearby, and the wine bar "Pitti Gola e Cantina" just in front of the palace. All of Florence's major sites are within walking distance (if you don't mind walking 20 minutes for the sites that are the furthest). Very close to the Uffisi and the Ponte Vecchio. The room was huge, bright, airy, lovely! Only negative point: bathroom may be in need of a visit from the maintenance crew. A lot of mold around the recessed window which is in the shower stall.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We had a great stay here. It was two blocks from the Ponte Vecchio and a fantastic central location for all the sightseeing we did. Very safe neighborhood even coming home late from the bars and restaurants. VERY small elevator.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I will be booking again in the future

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We had a very pleasant experience. The elevator worked all of the time (unlike in other reviewers' experiences). The staff was friendly and helpful especially with shopping and dining recommendations. We went to the roof terrace at dawn to take photographs and it seemed as though we had Florence all to ourselves! The air conditioning was wonderful, at no extra charge, especially as it was in the mid to high 80s. My room was clean, quiet and huge! The mini bar offered complimentary welcome bottles of water, beer and juice. At breakfast, be sure to order the toast. I know, it seems silly, but the bread must have been home made and it was very tasty with great jams and butter. Great coffee, and there were plenty of other breakfast choices, too.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I am a single, male traveler and I stayed at Hotel La Scaletta for one night in October 2009. Room was great. Staff was great. Location couldn't be beat, as it is located halfway between Ponte Vecchio and the Pitti Palace. Breakfast was typical, perfectly adequate. For a single traveler on a quick stay in Florence, you can't go wrong with Hotel La Scaletta.

7.6 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Convenient location close to the "ponte vecchio". from the terrasse you have a wonderfull view of Firenze. Unfortunately the terrasse is not accessable in the evening. A restaurant is running the place and there is no access unless you have a diner there.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was quiet, cheap, central, welcoming, with a great view from our room and an amazing huge terrasse. NOthing else to add that was THE one place to stay in Florence

4.7 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We had stayed at La Scalletta in 2008 and we had a very nice large room for a modest amount of money. We therefore decided to return in 2009 however with the £ exchange rate to the euro the room was more expensive but we felt for the room type that we had last time that it was a resonable price to pay. We were wrong. The room was advertised as a double economy with a high window. It was like a priests cell very dark with a window touching the ceiling and was only about 2 feet long and 2 feet wide. Consequently it was dark. The room was also half the size of the one we had in 2008 and more money! The bathroom was as big as our double standard wardrobe at home and the bed - the springs could be felt through the mattress. The location was good but as regular Florence visitors we will find another hotel for 2010 and this will not be La Scalletta.

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Outstanding location at a good price. 150 steps to the Ponte Vecchio and about the same in the other direction to the Palazzo Pitti.

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We visited the Scaletta last year and I gave it ten out of ten which was perhaps slightly over generous due to being overwhelmed by Florence and the views from the terrace. All these factors still obviously apply but with two qualifications. The hotel is non-smoking and this should in fairness be made clear in publicity. The staff cover the entire spectrum from friendly through cool efficiency to appalling rudeness and incompetence. The breakfast staff offer extras to Italians and treat English speakers with barely disguised contempt and distain. If you are a non-smoking Italian it is a great hotel. If, however, you are English (speaking)buyer beware, either develop a thick skin or attempt to see it as an Italian Fawlty Towers. The hotel is very good of its type and I am sad that I will never be going back there.

5.7 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The room was dirty

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We were very impressed with the Hotel La Scaletta. The reception staff spoke good English and were very helpful. The room was very clean and spacious with cable TV and air conditioning (both of which worked). The location was fantastic, being a minute's walk from the Ponte Vecchio, but amazingly quiet considering it was right in the centre of a tourist area. Our only complaint was that the breakfast was dreadful (horrible coffee, pre packed croissants and juice from a machine) and the one member of staff who appeared to be on breakfast room duty was slow to respond to requests and at one point verged on rude. If we had been staying more than one night we would have looked elsewhere for breakfast on subsequent days. Otherwise we had a very pleasant stay and would highly recommend it.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Great location - lots of good restaurants and shops on your doorstep. Away from the madding crowds although a stones throw from the Ponte Vecchio bridge. The roof top bar is an absolute treasure and there is no better place to have a sundowner. We had a quiet room overlooking the Boboli Gardens and the staff were friendly and relaxed.

3.3
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I was not very happy with my stay at your hotel. First of all, the staff at the desk were not very friendly. They greeted us on arrival and during our stay with a stern look. The beds were very hard. We had requested a matrimonial bed instead we got 2 doubles that were put together as one bed. I will not stay at this hotel again.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Hotel La Scaletta has a computer in the lobby with free internet usage. Most places charge. The view from the terrace is beautiful.

7.9 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Friendly staff, nice little hotel, wonderfull overview from the terrace. the hotel is really not far away from the ponte veccio, Palazzo Pitti and the giardino di Boboli.

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This is the first time we had stayed at Hotel La Scaletta however we have been to Florence about 5 times over the past 8 years and stayed in a variety of hotels and rented accomodation - some not so good. The hotel is located on the Altarno - on the side of the Pitti Palace which is an excellent location as you do not have the noise of the main area of Florence yet you are are only a few hundred metres away from the main activity in Florence. The only disadvantage of this hotel is that it is on the 2nd Floor which is accessed by a small lift - the lift will only take 2 people or one person and 1 large suitcase at a time. However the lift is new and my wife, not liking lifts too much, was fine with this one. Once in the hotel the room we had was downstairs from the reception with no lift therefore you need to be comfortable carrying your cases down and up the stairs as necessary. The room we had was room 24 and a lovely clean large room with a large bathroom. The only disadvantage of the room was that it did not have a safe. The room was quiet and extremely clean and comfortable. The breakfast was of no great merit however the views on the terraces is amazing and well worth just being in the hotel to see it. All in all having stayed in many hotels and rented accomodations in Florence and Italy this is one that we would return to without hesitation on our next visit to Florence.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Excellent hotel. Great view from the terrace, good breakfast, helpful front desk, free internet (good for planning your train connections). Location is great. There are many restaurants around but overpriced and of poor quality. Better find something in Santa Croce area (15 min walk). Would come back without second thought.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • South Korea

price, clearness, services...Everything was great. But.. a little bit difficult to find a hotel because there is no sign in the street at night.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent value, quality and location. Situated a hundred yards south of the Ponte Vecchio in a 15th century pallazzo, the hotel is on the third floor, accessed by a small caged lift. The room was large and stylish. Stairs from the breakfast room lead to a roof terrace with a wonderful 360 degree view of the city. The staff were all professional and helpful. Very near the Piazza di Santo Spirito with fine reasonably priced Rough guide reccommended resturants. As first-time visitors to Firenze, I feel we landed on our feet thanks to Venere's excellent website.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Hotel situé au 3 ème étage d'un immeuble tout proche du Ponte Vecchio. Personnel un peu indifférent. IL faut demander les chambres 20, 21 ou 22, qui sont très calmes, avec vue sur le jardins des Bobolli. SDB (la 21 a une petite baignoire) propre mais à refaire. Petit déjeuner continental. Se lever tot pour avoir nectarines pltut que pommes ou bananes . Réduction 10 à 20 E/ chambre et /jour en payant en espèces . Parking un peu dur .

7.2 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Denmark

Excellent location

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Norway

A very nice hotel. bit noise from the street, but closing the window helped.Wonderfully centrally located.

7.5 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

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8.7 Excellent
  • July 2012
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8.6 Excellent
  • March 2011
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  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
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8.3 Very Good
  • September 2012
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  • Mature couple
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8.6 Excellent
  • February 2011
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8.8 Excellent
  • January 2011
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  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2010
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  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • February 2010
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  • Group
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7.8 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • August 2008
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  • Group
  • Poland

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • August 2014
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  • Family with older children
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2014
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  • Family with older children
  • France

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.6 Fair
  • May 2014
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  • Mature couple
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2014
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  • Family with older children
  • France

6.7 Fair
  • April 2014
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  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2014
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  • Family with older children
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
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  • Family with older children
  • France

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

7.9 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.2 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
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  • France

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2009
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  • Family with older children
  • France

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
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  • Family with young children
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
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  • Family with young children
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
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  • Mature couple
  • France

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
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  • Family with older children
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2007
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  • Family with older children
  • France

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

6.1 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • November 2006
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3.5
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2009
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  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel La Scaletta, offering 11 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Oltrarno visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and hair dryers. Minibars and coffee/tea makers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel La Scaletta

Church of Santa Felicita - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Museo degli Argenti - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Accademia Italiana - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Pitti Palace - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Gallery of Modern Art - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palatine Gallery - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Saint Mark's English Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Ponte Vecchio - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Pitti Vintage - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Galleria d'Arte Moderna - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Vasari Corridor - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santo Spirito - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza Santo Spirito - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Santa Trinita Church - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel La Scaletta is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.