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.
Palazzo Castri 1874
With its spacious central courtyard, far removed from the bustle of the nearby streets, the Palazzo Castri 1874 offers an instant sense of calm. This sophisticated hotel is in a wonderful location just on the periphery of Florence’s historic area, but close enough that everything is within easy walking distance. As such, you can spend your time exploring the city or simply relax in the gardens on a chaise longue, take a dip in the pool or unwind in the spa.
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The rooms are minimalist yet classic, featuring wooden beams and modern artwork. Set in an old palazzo, the rooms come in different sizes but are all spacious, with large, marble en suite bathrooms featuring bathtubs and showers. Some also have a private balcony overlooking the leafy park of Piazza dell'Indipendenza or the inner courtyard. Soundproof windows enhance the already peaceful ambience found throughout the hotel.
Just a few streets north of the train station, Palazzo Castri is in a beautiful area of Florence and has excellent views of the leafy Piazza dell’Indipendenza. Approximately a ten minute walk away from the Duomo and the heart of Florence, this hotel is relatively central and has plenty of good restaurants on its doorstep.
Food and drink
The light and chic Florentia Cafe overlooks the courtyard in the middle of the palazzo and offers an excellent breakfast buffet and light snacks during the day. The Limonaia is an outdoor bar in the courtyard, which can be enclosed on colder days, and is great for a cocktail or glass of wine.
Facilities and activities
Facilities include an excellent spa complete with sauna and steam room, along with a hydro-massage pool that extends out through the building into the gardens.
A wonderful classic hotel set in a 19th-century palazzo with a stylish modern twist, this is a perfect choice for romantic getaways or any guest who values peace and relaxation without compromising on a central location.
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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.
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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.
The Hotel Degli Orafi has a spectacular bar and rooftop terrace which offers a unique vantage point over central Florence. While the rest of the hotel is rather simple, the rooftop terrace and central location, more than make up for the modest rooms.
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.
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.