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Florence

Overview

There could be no better setting, on the banks of the River Arno, for the birthplace of the Renaissance than Florence, the city of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Giotto, Dante and their patrons, the Medici family. The list of works of art is almost overpowering, but our Kirker Guide Notes will help you find quieter secrets and some special trattoria and restaurants, not found in other ‘official’ handbooks. All holidays include a guaranteed timed entrance to the Uffizi so you can avoid the lengthy queues.

Hotels

Hotel

Antica Torre di via Tornabuoni 1
Boutique Residence

3 nights from £698

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
We are delighted to introduce this beautiful property which dates from the 13th Century and stands on via Tornabuoni, a few minutes' walk from the Duomo.

Hotel

Rosso 23
Superior

3 nights from £569

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
Over the last four years, the Piazza Santa Maria Novella has undergone significant change. Many of the buildings, including the beautiful church have been restored and the square itself is now virtually traffic free.

3 nights from £1,298

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
Owned by the Belmond Group, the Villa San Michele is nestled on the hillside below the small town of Fiesole and is one of our favourite hotels in Italy.

Hotel

Grand Hotel Villa Cora
Superior

3 nights from £776

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
This elegant villa was built in 1868 and reopened in 2010 as a stylish hotel combining elegant furnishings with personal service.

Hotel

Relais Santa Croce
Superior

3 nights from £829

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
The Palazzo was built in the early 1700s by Marquis Baldinucci who was the treasurer to the Pope and a recent restoration has returned it to its original splendour – the frescoes are spectacular.

Hotel

Villa Fiesole
Superior

3 nights from £559

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
This 19th century villa sits just below the famous Villa San Michele on the edge of the town of Fiesole. It benefits from wonderful, panoramic views of Florence and is a perfect base to explore the rural surroundings. Access into the city is easy as a regular bus service operates from outside the hotel.

Hotel

Grand Hotel Villa Medici
Superior

3 nights from £768

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
This patrician 18th Century palace is located three minutes from the River Arno and about 15 minutes' walk from the cathedral, with several restaurants and fashionable boutiques close by. 

Hotel

Villa La Massa
Deluxe

3 nights from £928

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
As Florence flourished during the 16th century, wealthy families commissioned the building of impressive countryside residences. Villa La Massa, with its noble architecture and idyllic location on the banks of the Arno is an impressive example.

Hotel

Pitti Palace
Superior

3 nights from £549

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
This famous hotel is in a fabulous location, just a few steps from the southern end of the Ponte Vecchio.

Hotel

Balestri
Superior

3 nights from £678

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
This fine boutique hotel reopened in January 2015 following a complete renovation. It is located overlooking the River Arno in the heart of the Santa Croce district, 400 metres from the Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery.

Hotel

Helvetia & Bristol
Superior

3 nights from £829

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
This characterful, traditional hotel is a member of Star Hotels who also own the Grand Continental in Siena and the D'Inghilterra in Rome. The location is perfect – in the very heart of Florence just steps from the Duomo and Piazza della Signoria.

Hotel

Brunelleschi
Superior

3 nights from £698

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
One of the oldest buildings in Florence (parts date back to the 6th Century, there are Roman and Byzantine remains on display) the Brunelleschi stands in a courtyard in the centre of Florence, a few steps from the Duomo.

Hotel

Degli Orafi
Superior

3 nights from £628

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
This beautiful hotel is housed in one of Florence’s most attractive ancientresidences, with parts dating back to the 12th century Holy Agostino Padri Convent.

Hotel

Four Seasons Florence
Deluxe

3 nights from £1,259

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
The Four Seasons, Florence, finally opened its doors in the summer of 2008. It is made up of two palazzos, either side of a wonderful, eight acre park, filled with mature trees.

Hotel

L’Orologio Florence
Superior

3 nights from £698

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
One of Florence’s most stylish boutique hotels, L’Orologio is located on the majestic Piazza Santa Maria Novella. The design takes its inspiration from watchmakers, with each floor dedicated to a famous brand.

Hotel

Il Salviatino
Deluxe

Prices on request

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
Il Salviatino, a beautiful privately-owned Renaissance villa dating back to the 15th Century opened its doors to guests in April 2009 and is set to quickly establish itself as one of Florence’s leading luxury hotels.

Hotel

Lungarno
Deluxe

3 nights from £998

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
Shelley described the view of the River Arno from the Ponte Vecchio as "the most vibrant and elegant that I have ever seen", and you have the same breathtaking view if you book a riverside room at the Lungarno - one of the top first class hotels in Florence.

Hotel

Santa Maria Novella
Superior

3 nights from £639

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
After an extensive renovation, this fine hotel is, we think, the city’s best 4 star.

Hotel

Marignolle
Superior Country House Hotel

Prices on request

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
This charming hotel is located in the rolling hills just four kilometres from Florence and is perfect for those seeking a relaxing environment with easy access to the historical centre.

Hotel

Savoy
Deluxe

3 nights from £1,098

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
The Hotel Savoy stands on the Piazza della Repubblica, in the centre of Florence and has been completely refurbished. Its traditional Italian exterior reflects the turn-of-the-century period in which it was built – but there are many Rocco Forte individual touches to lift this hotel above the norm.

Selected Itineraries

6 night low season price from£1,598

Florence, Italy
Combining our three favourite Italian cities, this exclusive holiday offers luxurious hotels, wonderful cuisine, entrance to key museums and galleries, and comfortable, hassle-free travel arrangements.

Tailor-made Holidays

Gastronomic Holidays in Italy

Price from£1,498

Florence, Italy
We have teamed up with our friends at Baglioni, a privately-owned Italian hotel company who have luxurious hotels in Venice, Florence, Rome and Milan and in the elegant resort of Punta Ala in southern Tuscany. If you combine two or more of these hotels in one tailor-made holiday, you will receive a complimentary dinner in each hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.

Tailor-made Holidays

Paris, Milan & Florence by Rail

8 night low season price from£1,764

Paris, France
Europe has so many wonderful cities, and what better way to combine some of our favourites than by rail? Start your journey by taking the Eurostar direct to the centre of Paris, and spend two nights exploring the many monuments and museums of one of the most romantic cities in the world (Kirker clients receive a two day museum pass).

Featured Tours

Cultural Tours & Music Holidays

Florence & Siena - Power & Patronage

7 nights from £2,749

Florence, Italy
Our new tour combines visits to these two fabulous Tuscan art cities. Florence eventually won the battle against Siena to become the most powerful and wealthiest of the two. The story of this artistic warfare, which left both cities full of remarkable architecture and treasures, is unrivalled anywhere else in Italy.

Staff Reviews

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Our reservation consultants travel extensively to our holiday destinations throughout the year. They embark on regular visits to not only our most popular destinations such as Venice and Paris but also to our lesser visited cities and rural hideaways to ensure we have a comprehensive and detailed product knowledge.

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Highlights of Florence

By Charlotte Phillips, 22 January 2018

Flying into Pisa airport, to then be whisked off in a private chauffeured transfer is a wonderful way to arrive into Florence. The Tuscan scenery en route to our hotel was an excellent introduction to…

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