Florence is a wildly popular city among tourists and Italians alike. However, its small size and walkability make it seem like more like an urban Tuscan village. You can walk almost anywhere in Florence in 20 minutes or less. Here’s our guide about where to stay in Florence.
Best Hotels in Florence
Before getting into our list, it’s important to note that Florence is more of a small town than a metropolitan city. When deciding where to stay in Florence, it’s good to know that you really can stay anywhere in the city and be very close to all of the main attractions. With that, here are the hotels we recommend near each attraction:
Hotels Near the Duomo
The Florence Cathedral or “Duomo” is characterized by its large red dome that you can see from almost anywhere in Florence. Brunelleschi’s iconic work of gothic art is located in the heart of Florence, making it a very popular area to stay in. Here are our top picks near the Duomo:
Hotels Near Santa Maria Novella
Also the name of Florence’s main train station, Santa Maria Novella is one of the most charming churches in Florence. It’s situated in Piazza Santa Maria Novella, one of the largest and most open squares in the city. Many of the hotels in this area feature beautiful rooftop bars and patios. Some of are favorites are:
Hotels Near the Ponte Vecchio/Uffizi Gallery
Staying near the Ponte Vecchio can get pricy, but the views in this area are hard to beat. The hotels in this area are close to tons of Florence attractions, such as Piazzale Michelangelo, the Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo. Most of the posh hotels in this part of the city have rooftop bars overlooking the Arno River. We recommend:
Hotels Near the Accademia Gallery
One of the main reasons many people visit Florence is to see Michelangelo’s David. If you’d like to get to the Accademia Gallery early in the morning for a guided tour, staying in close proximity to the museum doesn’t hurt. Here are our top picks for hotels near the Accademia Gallery:
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