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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.

 

 

Highlights of Florence

Hotels

Hotel

Antica Torre di via Tornabuoni 1
Boutique Residence

3 nights from £692

including Flights, Transfers

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

Hotel

Grand Hotel Villa Cora
Deluxe

3 nights from £936

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
This elegant villa was built in 1868 by Baron Oppenheim for his wife and later purchased by Napoleon III’s widow, the Empress Eugenié; it is one of the most opulent of the splendid villas that stand on the hillside to the south of the city.

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Relais Santa Croce
Superior

3 nights from £876

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, especially in the Sala della Musica.

Hotel

Villa La Massa
Deluxe

3 nights from £962

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
As Florence flourished during the 14th 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

Santa Maria Novella
Superior

3 nights from £628

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. 

Hotel

Rosso 23
Superior

3 nights from £576

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
With its frescoed façade, Rosso 23 is one of the most attractive of the buildings that overlook Piazza Santa Maria Novella.

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Balestri
Superior

3 nights from £648

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
Sister hotel to the Santa Maria Novella and the L’Orologio, the Balestri reopened in January 2015 following a complete renovation. It is located in the heart of the Santa Croce district,400 metres from the Ponte Vecchio and close to the Uffizi Gallery.

3 nights from £1,698

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. Under the watchful eye of the manager, Emanuele Manfroi, service is sublime and its location overlooking the city below is breath-taking. 

Hotel

Helvetia & Bristol
Deluxe

3 nights from £998

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
A Kirker favourite for over 30 years, the location of this characterful, traditional hotel is perfect – in the very heart of Florence, very close to Palazzo Strozzi and Piazza della Rebubblica.

Hotel

Brunelleschi
Superior

3 nights from £864

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
One of the oldest buildings in Florence, the Brunelleschi stands in a quiet courtyard in the centre of Florence, a few steps from the Duomo. The Pagliazza Tower dates back to the 6th century and was once home to Filippo Brunelleschi, architect of Florence’s famous Dome.

Hotel

Degli Orafi
Superior

3 nights from £698

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
This beautiful hotel is housed in one of Florence’s most attractive ancient residences, with parts dating back to the 12th century Holy Agostino Padri Convent. It is located a few steps from the Uffizi Gallery overlooking the River Arno, just 100 metres from the Ponte Vecchio in the heart of the historical centre.

Hotel

Villa Fiesole
Superior

3 nights from £638

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

Four Seasons Florence
Deluxe

3 nights from £1,498

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
The Four Seasons is made up of a 15th century Renaissance palazzo and a 16th century former convent, either side of a wonderful 10-acre park. As you would expect, the quality of the accommodation, cuisine and service is exceptional.

Hotel

L’Orologio Florence
Superior

3 nights from £648

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 contemporary design takes its inspiration from watchmakers, with each floor dedicated to a famous brand.

Hotel

Lungarno
Deluxe

3 nights from £1,645

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 breath-taking vista if you book a riverside room at the Lungarno.

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

Pitti Palace
Superior

3 nights from £598

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.

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Savoy
Deluxe

3 nights from £1,198

including Flights, Transfers

Florence, Italy
The Savoy Hotel stands on the Piazza della Repubblica, in the centre of Florence. 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.

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