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Unbelievable rates a few steps from the Duomo! – 4* – Florence

Hotel DoorHistoric and classic, this superb four star hotel is decorated and furnished in a typical Florentine style with Baroque pieces at every turn.  It is centrally located within the beating heart of the old town with its years of historical significance and culture meaning that some of the best loved attractions and sights are within striking distance of this hotel.  The hotel boats charming gardens and a lovely lobby bar for guest use, while the staff are happy to arrange free newspapers for you to relax with.  There is also free lobby WiFi and internet access.

The chic style of the public areas is carried on through to the guest rooms, and all benefit from the use of air conditioning, a daily housekeeping service, cable TV, an en suite bathroom, wake up calls, a hair dryer, a safe and controllable heating.

Our top picks in the local area

For families

While you may not think the Uffizi Gallery is suitable for kids, you will be pleasantly surprised if you plan your visit in advance.  Look on its website prior to your visit and pick out the works and rooms that are more suitable for kids depending on their age.  Chat to them about what they see and play games  – how many animals can they spot, does the man in the sculpture look happy , sad or excited.  By interacting with your children in this way, you can enjoy a family day out in an adult environment and everyone wins!

For romance

A dreamy walk around the Piazza Santissima Annunziata is a simple and intimate way to spend dome quality time with your beloved, even more so when you realise that this beautiful little square was the setting for many scenes in the classic costume drama, ‘a room with a view’.

For culture

The relatively sober exterior of the Pitti Palace hides some of the city’s most celebrated treasure and works by grand Italian masters through the years.  The permanent collection is overwhelming so make sure you have plenty of time to see everything within this staggering collection.

For shopping

The San Lorenzo market is an exciting market that stretches over the muddle of medieval streets that encircle San Lorenzo church. It runs daily except Sundays, and sells almost everything from crafts and leather goods to clothes and souvenirs.

For eating out

Zeb is casual and intimate dining at its very best for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Seasonal and fresh food is cooked and served here by the mother and son team who run it, but be prepared to wait for a table or a stool at the bar during busy period.  Out of its 15 seats, 15 of them are usually taken!

For nightlife

Central Park is known as Florence’s ‘superclub’ with its different floors offering its customers varied vibes and beats depending on your mood.  It also has two cool outdoor dance floors which are popular on a warm summer evening.  As it is located in the outskirts of the city, it can be difficult to get to but it is worth the journey, especially if you are a diehard clubber.

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