Exclusive haven a few steps to the city centre! – 5 star – Florence

Inimitable Italian hospitality in Florence’s most exclusive city centre neighbourhood is available at unbeatable rates courtesy of Top Secret Hotels. This extravagant 5* hotel boasts spacious and traditionally furnished double en-suite rooms each fitted with an LCD flat screen TV, whirlpool bath, free high speed Wi-Fi, climate control, complimentary luxury toiletries and a fully-stocked minibar. The hotel’s onsite restaurant specialises in authentic Italian cuisine made from locally sourced products making for a truly traditional culinary experience. Attached to the restaurant is a stylish and secluded cocktail bar perfect in which to spend an evening relaxing in. Those in Florence on business will enjoy the hotel’s onsite convention services with numerous fully-equipped meeting rooms and a secretarial service.

Boasting a highly desirable location, this exclusive haven, a few steps to the city centre, is an excellent base for holidaymakers wishing to explore all that the city has to offer. Just a few minutes’ walk away is the world famous Ponte Vecchio bridge which spans the Arno River. The medieval bridge is particularly notable for the fact that shops have been built into the bridge itself that were historically used as butcheries but are now a selection of jewellers, art dealers and souvenir shops today.

Just across the Ponte Vecchio to the south of the city is the sprawling Renaissance Palazzo Pitti, one home to generations of Italian aristocracy. The palace complex is home to several significant art collections, a Silver Museum, Costume Gallery, Carriage Museum and lavishly decorated Royal Apartments. Surrounding the palace are the Boboli Gardens, a park of manicured flowerbeds, 17th century sculptures, ornamental lakes and water fountains in which to relax in and enjoy.

Also a short walk from this Top Secret Hotel is Florence’s historic heart of basilicas, museums and palaces. Dominating the city’s skyline is the nearby Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, also known as simply Il Duomo due to its vast dome. Alongside the attached Giotto’s Campanile and the Baptistery the basilica complex is a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited attractions in all of Tuscany.

The hotel is also a short distance from Florence’s main railway station, the Santa Maria Novella. With regular, high-speed links to neighbouring cities such as Bologna, Pisa, Livorno and Lucca, hotel guests have ample opportunity to take a day trip to explore the wider Tuscan region with ease.