Set near the banks of the Arno, the Antica Torre is a beautiful property that combines a 13th-century medieval tower and an 18th-century palazzo (palace) to create this charming and characterful hotel.
Hotel Degli Orafi
Located in the heart of Florence, next to the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery, Hotel Degli Orafi makes a good base from which to explore this historic city. Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and the Pitti Palace, as well as numerous well-respected Florentine restaurants, can all be reached on foot. While the interior is rather modest, the rooms are bright and spacious and there's with a lovely vaulted breakfast room with a frescoed ceiling as well as a large roof terrace with an American bar and unsurpassed views of the Duomo and the river Arno. This bar is a great place to enjoy a refreshing drink and watch the sun set over the beautiful, red roofs of Florence.
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All rooms and suites are modestly furnished in neutral hues with accents of traditional Italian design. Simple but comfortable, the rooms provide all the amenities necessary for a pleasant stay in the city. Each is equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and stylish marble bathrooms with either a shower or bathtub depending on preference. For those looking for something extra special the Room with a View is the hotel’s most romantic option and boasts a large, private terrace overlooking the Arno and Ponte Vecchio.
Conveniently situated in the heart of Florence, the Hotel Degli Orafi makes an excellent base for exploring the city on foot. The hotel is located next door to the famous Uffizi Gallery and less than a five minute walk to Ponte Vecchio. Views of the historic Duomo, bustling streets of Florence and the banks of the Arno can all by enjoyed from this central hotel.
Food and drink
A generous buffet breakfast featuring freshly baked goods is served daily in the opulent breakfast room that once served as a grand ballroom. This lavish room has a vaulted ceiling decorated with original, 19th-century frescoes and sparkling chandeliers. While there is no restaurant for dinner, the hotel is located in the heart of Florence and numerous dining options are only a moment away.
The hotel is equipped with an elevator, which guests can use to access the breakfast area. The hotel also contains two accessible rooms that were specifically designed for guests with limited mobility.
Ideally situated in the heart of Florence, we particularly love the views from the roof terrace.
Florence tour ideas
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
A classic hotel housed in a 15th-century palazzo (palace) and located just a few steps away from the Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery, Hotel Bernini Palace has the atmosphere of a stately home, offering impeccable service and spacious rooms.
The Brunelleschi effortlessly combines its historic heritage with a smart and contemporary style to make it one of the most comfortable and well-located options in Florence.
Well located right in the heart of Florence, the Hotel Pierre offers a charming and comfortable base from which to explore the city.
Located next to the train station on Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this charming boutique hotel is set in a historic building composed of three palaces, the oldest of which dates back to the 16th century.
An oasis of calm and minimalist sophistication in the heart of Florence, the Palazzo Castri 1874 emanates a relaxed atmosphere away from the busy streets of the city. It boasts a chic interior design and is one of the few hotels in the city with a combined indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
Inspired by the classic 1960s film La Dolce Vita, the Portrait Firenze is a boutique hotel with chic interior design and impeccable service. The location couldn’t be better, overlooking the River Arno and just steps from the Ponte Vecchio.
Set on the hillside with beautiful views across Florence and the Boboli Gardens, Villa Cora feels more like a luxurious country house than a hotel. It’s just a short drive from the heart of the city.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
A full day guided walking tour around the highlights of Florence including the Santa Croce Basilica and the incredible Renaissance artwork of the Uffizi and Accademia Galleries.
Visit the beautiful medieval city of Siena before stopping in the countryside for a traditional Tuscan farmhouse lunch, followed by a visit to the hilltop town of San Gimignano.
A wonderful opportunity to visit a family truffle business, learn about the production process, go on a truffle hunt and enjoy a tasting lunch.