I have been lucky enough to be able to travel to Florence for work, but at the same time I was unlucky to not see everything this incredible city has to offer. As my visit was work orientated I had no time to explore the delights of Florence and so I must return one day as a tourist.
I was fortunate enough to be able to walk from my hotel to my place of work each day so I did manage to get a feel for the streets of Florence and witness some of the incredible architecture this city has to offer.
Today I have a guest post for you to share some ideas of what to do and where to stay if you are considering a visit to Florence yourself. I’ll be taking on board all the advice for when I revisit Florence in the future.
Things to do + places to stay in Florence
All images – Canva
A suite for your needs
Sleeping in a luxury suite is not a frivolous tantrum, but a wise choice, denoting the ability to take care of yourself and give your stay a unique and unforgettable atmosphere. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, it is important to prefer an accommodation that facilitates travel and allows you to enjoy the beauty of the place, while giving moments of well-being in the name of relaxation, aesthetics and taste.
And Tuscany, considered a celebration of exclusive locations, is perfect to spend a stay between luxury and elegance with your family, friends or with a special person. It is a place where you are surrounded by colours, by an architecture as varied as it is unique, by artistic and eno-gastronomic culture, by centuries-old traditions that still keep alive the spirit and identity of this region. To this, it is necessary to mention the delicious food, the excellent wine and the centuries-old tradition of hospitality that distinguishes it.
Daydreaming about the perfect holiday with panoramic sunsets, staying in a luxury hotel with wellness center or in a villa resort with fabulous services and comforts and sumptuous furnishings…it will become a reality right here in Tuscany!
What to do in Florence?
What if you are visiting Tuscany’s capital, Florence, for the first time? Well, you probably don’t want to miss some of its “symbols” par excellence: the Uffizi Gallery, Michelangelo’s David (the original is at the Accademia Gallery), Brunelleschi’s Duomo and Dome, Ponte Vecchio or taste the specialties of the table such as the pappa col pomodoro and the typical dishes prepared in Florentine restaurants.
If you want to surprise your partner, climb up Brunelleschi’s Dome or the Arnolfo Tower in Palazzo Vecchio: the view will leave you breathless!
Shopping lovers will be able to indulge in the artisan shops of the Oltrarno districts, in the shops of the big names and luxury boutiques (you will find them in Via Roma and Via Tornabuoni) or in the most commercial shops and within reach of all the pockets in the center.
For a coffee choose Rivoire in Piazza della Signoria or Gilli and Caffe Paskoski in Piazza della Repubblica, for a stop in the most famous places in Florence, but know that prices are well above average.
The best accommodation in Florence
As we move forward in the planning of your trip to Florence, an important detail to consider is the accommodation that you will enjoy, and if you are looking for an elegant-style suite, the Brunelleschi Hotel, located in the heart of the city center, will be made for you! It offers a breath-taking view of the main monuments, such as Giotto’s Tower, Piazza della Signoria and Santa Croce, and you will find all the different types of suites that best suit your needs.
From the most welcoming to the most luxurious, you will enjoy the VIP, Suite & More brand: the staff of the Ambassador Suite will be at your complete disposal for any request or need. No request is too big, and every detail is important.
Among the hotel suites of Brunelleschi Hotel, you can make a choice between:
Pool Suite: first class and featuring a large bathtub and Jacuzzi on the terrace overlooking the Firenze Duomo;
Pagliazza Tower Suite: in the medieval tower of Pagliazza, it has its original stone walls and a vintage-looking round bed in it;
Bargello Suite: overseeing the famous Church of Santa Croce and the Bargello, the famous sculpture Museum of the city;
Duomo Suite: “a room with a view”, for real, with a spectacular view of the Duomo;
Balcony Suite: with a balcony from which you can admire Palazzo Vecchio and Via del Corso;
One-bedroom suite of 45 sqm;
Two-bedroom suite and penthouse apartment: these two are connected and are therefore perfect for families.
Find more about the Brunelleschi Hotel and about the experiences that it offers to its customers, it will remain in your heart, the perfect frame of your amazing trip to Florence.