Florence is the capital of the region of Tuscany, and is inhabited by about 400,000 inhabitants in the city itself, while larger Florence reaches up to about 1.5 million people. The city is extremely well preserved and has survived changing empires, world wars, etc. Without significant scratches. During a transition in the 1800s it was even the capital of the whole Italian kingdom.
Florence's museums, palaces and churches houses some of the greatest art treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia. The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and San Lorenzo is almost a magnificent live exhibition of Michelangelo's incredible architectural genius.
Book your hotel in Florence via In-Italia, you get accommodation in the center, with direct access to numerous sights that you can take on your own or with guided tours. You will have the opportunity to take a walk through some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River and cross the iconic Ponte Vecchio ( "Old Bridge") over to the "newest" area of Florence, Oltrarno.
Be sure to take some time to watch the large and varied art collection in the Palazzo Pitti. When you get tired of museums and monuments, take some hours outdoors. You can, for example. "Climb" up the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte and experience an enchanting view of Florence.
At In-Italia, we are experts in accommodation throughout Italy but Tuscany and Florence is the area closest to our heart. We we have handpicked a number of interesting hotels in Florence to suit the Northern expectations, while guaranteed to have genuine Tuscan flair under the skin. We have at any time between 80 to 100 different locations in or around Florence on the program.
It is useful to combine this hotel stay in Florence with a trip to the coast at Livorno. Depending on the time of year you can choose to drive along the Tuscan coast for its beauty on a day trip, or you can choose to completely move from the city to the coast, and stay at one of the many hotels there. The sea water and beaches are top class here the Tyrrhenian Sea, and of course we help you find the right combination for your trip.
It is also possible to use a hotel in Florence as a starting point for a longer stay in Italy, where you not only experience the Tuscan delights, but also have the opportunity to take trips to Rome to the south and Milan in the north. Take the high speed train directly from Florence, it only takes about 1.5 hours.
From many airports in Northern Europe there are direct flights to Florence and otherwse Pisa Airport, the first one located close to the city. It is normal to take taxi from the airport to the hotel, but it is also possible to take the bus if you're feeling so. Within a few years a whole new light rail will be ready to connect the center with the airport. From Pisa you can also take the train to Florence and it takes a bit more than an hour.