Hotel Description: Cradled in the very heart of Florence, a moment away from the Cathedral, the venerable and noble Palazzo Gaddi plays generous host to the Boscolo Astoria Hotel. A rare pearl of the Florentine baroque era, the palace offers its guests the splendour of huge vaulted lounges with original frescoes, authentic Tuscan terracotta floors and precious furniture. In every corner, in every detail, one can breathe the air of the glorious past of Florence and savour a taste of true Italian hospitality.
From the south: take the Firenze Certosa exit of the A1 highway and follow the indications to Firenze centro. Follow the signs to the Santa Maria Novella railway station. From the station, take via Panzani and turn left on the first street: via del Giglio, where the hotel is located.
From the north: take the Firenze Nord exit of the A1 highway and follow the indications to Firenze centro. Follow the signs to the Santa Maria Novella railway station and the above-said directions.
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is approximately 500 metres away from the hotel. By taxi it takes around 5 minutes. On foot, take via Panzani and then turn left on the first street.
The Amerigo Vespucci airport is approximately 8 km away. By taxi, it takes around 15 minutes to reach the hotel. You can also take the Airport Shuttle bus to the Santa Maria Novella railway station and then follow the above-said directions.
The restaurant opens out onto the garden, making it an especially pleasant place to have a typical Tuscan or international meal, and on the rooftop terrace you can enjoy a fantastic view on the city: from the church of San Lorenzo to Palazzo Vecchio.
Hotel Description: Hotel Brunelleschi, undoubtedly one of Florence's finest 4-star hotels, boasts an ideal location in the heart of the Florence's historic centre, between the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery, within walking distance of major sights including Piazza Signoria and charming Ponte Vecchio, and close to world class shopping. This Florence hotel is a result of the union between two carefully preserved historic structures, Torre Bizantina della Pagliuzza and the medieval church San Michele in Palchetto. After a complete restoration which maintained many valuable original architectonic characteristics, the complex offers a modern hotel offering the most advanced of facilities and services.
From highway A1, exit at Firenze Sud. After passing through the tollbooth proceed to the end of the road. Turn left at the traffic lights and follow the Lungarni (Arno River embankment). After approximately 3 km/1.8 miles bear right onto the Viali di Circonvallazione (ring road). You will be on Viale Giovanni Amendola. Turn left at the first set of traffic lights onto viale Duca d'Abruzzi and keep to the right. Head right then immediately left so as to end up on via Dell'Agnolo. At the end of via dell'Agnolo turn right into via Verdi. At the traffic light (Piazza Salvemini) turn left into via S. Egidio. Take the second street on your left via dei Servi and bear left into Piazza Duomo. Drive around the Duomo and you will end up on via del Proconsolo. In piazza S. Firenze bear right onto via Condotta, right onto via dei Magazzini and right again onto via Dante Alighieri. From there, take the second street on your left via del Presto, then turn left again into via del Corso. The second street on the right is via Santa Elisabetta. This street leads you right into Piazza Santa Elisabetta where Hotel Brunelleschi is located.
(NOTE: guests of the Hotel are legally entitled to reach the Hotel by car. If stopped by police please inform them of your reservation at the Brunelleschi Hotel.)
The hotel lies approximately 700 metres/0.4 miles from the Santa Maria Novella train station.
The A. Vespucci Airport is approximately 6 km/3.7 miles from the city centre.
A buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room each morning between 7 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.
Hotel Description: The Hotel De' Lanzi is an establishment of notable history. Located in the heart of Florence close to Giotto’s bell tower, it is a short walk from all of Florence’s main attractions. The recent refurbishment of the hotel was undertaken with great attention so that our furniture and décor take their inspiration from the classical beauty that this great city is known for. Our architectural design and colour schemes can be compared to the styles present in the historical monuments that surround the hotel
If you are flying to us the nearest airports are Florence FLR (5KM) and Pisa (85km). A regular shuttle service runs from Florence and Pisa is made accessible trough regular and inexpensive trains.
From Rome or Milan by train there is a choice between the Eurostar and the regular train services depending on budget, and from smaller cities there are a series of very affordable regional trains. Reaching Florence by car is easy from the north or south by heading towards Florence on the A1 and taking the Firenze Nord exit. From Pisa the city is accessible along the A11 and again taking the Firenze Nord exit.
Hotel Description: Fenice Palace is a four star hotel, situated right in the heart of Firenze(Florence), only 100 meters from the Duomo Square. This comfortable hotel is situatednext to the Medici Chapels which overlook the bustling san Lorenzo market, just a few steps from the Cathedral and giotto's bell tower.
Hotel Description: Machiavelli Palace Hotel is an old convent from the 16th century, located in the heart of Florence and offers a characteristic environment, typical of this charming city. The hotel is located right in the historic centre, 200 metres from the central station, the exhibition area Fortezza da Basso and the convention hall and just a few steps from the Duomo, the Uffizi gallery, Ponte Vecchio and river Arno.
From highway A1, take exit Firenze sud or Firenze nord. Follow the indications the Firenze centro and then to Santa Maria Novella railway station. Follow the ring road and drive around Fortezza da Basso. Turn into viale Spartaco Lavagnini and turn right at via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, at the first traffic light. Continue along via Nazionale until reaching the hotel.
Santa Maria Novella railway station is only 200 metres from the hotel and thus easy to reach on foot.
Florence airport is 6 km from the hotel. Follow the driving directions above, or take an airport shuttle to the central station and walk, from there.
The breakfast buffet is served in the old refectory, with original frescoes from the former convent, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.
Hotel Description: The Renaissance dwelling of the Marzichi Lenzi Palace offers the atmosphere of another age with the Hotel Monna Lisa, one of the best 4-star hotels in the historical center of Florence, the extraordinary birthplace of Italian art. Inside the hotel period decor, sculptures and original paintings are conserved in an ambience of irresistible charm, surrounded by discrete and charming luxury, complete with the most modern comforts.
By Train. From the Santa Maria Novella station you can reach the hotel by taxi (we don't recommend proceeding on foot, especially with luggage; the distance requires at least 20 minutes of travel) or by bus, taking route 14 from the station and get off at the second stop on Via Ghibellina; from here, on foot, take Via Verdi, Piazza Salvemini and arrive at Borgo Pinti. 5 minutes and you will be at the Hotel Monna Lisa.
By Plane. The ‘Amerigo Vespucci’ airport of Florence is 8.5 km away. To get to the hotel use the taxi service; travel time is 30 minutes, and the cost averages between 30 and 35 Euro. From the airport the shuttle goes directly to the Santa Maria Novella Station; from there you can proceed to follow the instructions outlined in the section ‘By Train’.
Hotel Description: In the town of Gaiole, the heart of Chianti, immersed in a beautiful natural surrounding, a few minutes from the famous castles and hamlets of the zone, we find a prestigious and particular Hotel, the Ultimo Mulino L' Ultimo Mulino, an exclusive accommodation in Chianti Tuscany, offers its guests complete comfort and tranquillity thanks to the enchanting beauty of its architectural features and the natural scenery of its setting. Many things will take you to the middle age when the woodden wheel was working, to reach your room you will have to pass on the millrace. Typical of the Chianti area is the main hall with its 13 arches.
At our restaurant, located on the terrace near the small river, we serve the typical food of the Tuscan tradition, recipes we found reading our Grandmothers copy book of recipes. We pay attention on the products and goods we use, and modify the menu according to the seasonality of the products. Upon reservation we can buy and cook for you almost any kind of gaming, vegetables etc. Should you like to eat the famous T-Bone steak we will take you to our butcher's shop to let you choose your own "Fiorentina". Breakfast is usually served on the main hall, during the summer months is served outside on the terrace.