Historic charme in the heart of it all! – 5 star – Florence

5* elegance and luxury is guaranteed at unbeatable discounts for Top Secret Hotels customers booking a stay in this exclusive hotel oozing historic charme in the heart of it all. Each en-suite double guest room is finely furnished to a high standard and all feature a flat screen LCD TV with cable channels, whirlpool bath, complimentary toiletries, private balcony and beauty table. The hotel complex itself offers a complimentary airport shuttle service, currency exchange, 24 hour concierge, gift shop, car rental desk and a dry cleaning service. Hotel guests can relax and unwind in the tranquil surrounds of the health club which features a spa, fitness suite, beauty salon and sauna.

Art and history enthusiasts will enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to the finest art establishments Florence has to offer, with the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze just a stone’s throw away. The gallery is most famous as the home of Michelangelo’s iconic sculpture David, as well as a host of other priceless Renaissance paintings and antiquities. Extremely popular with tourists seeking a glimpse of Michelangelo’s most famous work, visitors are advised to book tickets in advance or arrive very early in order to avoid disappointment and long queues.

Also in the area is the highly regarded Uffizi Gallery, a critically acclaimed art museum and one of the finest in the Western world. Home to masterpieces by Renaissance icons such as Titian, Caravaggio, Botticelli and Da Vinci, the museum is a must see for any visitor to Florence. Similarly to the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze, tourists are advised to book ahead during the busier summer months.

As the hotel is situated near the banks of the Arno River guests are only a short walk from the Ponte Vecchio bridge, a sight which is symbolic with the city of Florence. Famous for the shops which have been built along the bridge itself, the Medieval structure was once home to the city’s butcheries and is now populated with jewellers, art dealers and souvenir shops.

On the other side of the Ponte Vecchio lies the extravagant Palazzo Pitti surrounded by the Boboli Gardens. Built in 1458, this sprawling Renaissance palace is a former home of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and is now fully open to the public to admire its ornate architecture and lavish interiors. In addition to luxurious Royal Apartments, the palace also features several art collections, a Silver Museum, Costume Gallery and a Carriage Museum, all of which are extremely popular with tourists.