Luxury stay with swimming pool in the centre – 5 star – Florence

Don’t miss the opportunity for a luxury stay with swimming pool in the centre! This opulent 5* Top Secret Hotel situated in central Florence boasts unrivalled views over the city’s historic skyline and is available at exclusive discounted rates to Secret Hotels customers. The hotel features finely furnished double en-suite guest rooms each fitted with a flat screen LCD TV, whirlpool style bath, free high speed Wi-Fi connection, complimentary luxury toiletries and a fully-stocked minibar, amongst other excellent amenities. As well as beautiful decorative gardens and a tranquil wellness area, the hotel complex also offers a 24 hour concierge, cocktail bar, gift shop and banqueting facilities. Guests are invited to cool off in the hotel’s heated outdoor swimming pool or to work out in the modern fitness suite whilst those in the area on business can utilise the onsite meeting and conference rooms.

Located just east of the Arno River in the centre of Florence, this Top Secret Hotel ensures that guests are in walking distance of the city’s main historic landmarks and tourist attractions. Hotel guests can make the short distance on foot to the stunning Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Famous for its beautifully intricate gothic and early Renaissance frescoes by iconic Italian artists such as Botticelli, the basilica is a must-see for enthusiasts of both history and the arts. The Santa Maria Novella is opposite the city’s main railway station which shares the same name and is used by 59 million passengers each year. The hotel’s proximity to the station allows guests to take day trips to the surrounding cities of Bologna, Pisa and Livorno with ease.

One of Florence’s most iconic sights, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore or simply Il Duomo, is right on the hotel’s doorstep. With its vast dome dominating the city skyline, the Florence Cathedral is one of the Tuscany’s most popular tourist attractions due to its stunningly intricate frescoes and detailed architectural facades. The basilica complex also includes Giotto’s Campanile and the Baptistery, both of which are also awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status.

A trip to Florence would be incomplete without paying a visit to the nearby Uffizi gallery, home to some of the most famous masterpieces of the Renaissance era. Exhibiting works by the likes of Titian, Caravaggio, Botticelli and Da Vinci, the Uffizi is regarded as one of the world’s finest art museums. Usually inundated with visitors and queues wrapping around the block, tourists are advised to book their tickets well in advance.