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  • Luxury tailor-made hotel holidays to Florence

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    Luxury hotel holidays to Florence

    Florence is the centre of the Renaissance movement and as such is on the list of the ‘must see’ places of all art lovers. The Uffizi Gallery houses a phenomenal collection of painting from this era, as does the Accademia, home to Michelangelo’s statue of David. However, it is the atmosphere of the city which is overwhelmingly Renaissance as everywhere you turn there is yet another reminder of the period either artistic or architectural and this creates a superb museum like ambience to the historic centre. All the sites are easily reached on foot from the Ponte Vecchio to the Church of Santa Maria Novella, to the Accademia, to the Duomo and it is by visiting on foot that you can soak up the amazing atmosphere of the city.
    Gain an in-depth insight into the culture of this great city with our four-night cultural break following in the footsteps of the Medicis. Witness the unique works of art within the city, including the palaces and chapels built in their names, and then venture into the nearby towns and villages to see the Medici villas. Read the full itinerary here.

    Another of our cultural breaks will take you through from Florence to Rome, tracing the impressive paintings, sculptures, and buildings designed or crafted by Michelangelo. Highlights of this tour include the Sistine Chapel, the Accademia in Florence, and the Capitoline Hill. For a full itinerary and arrangements, click here.

    Local highlights

    Cultural highlights The Duomo, The Battistero, Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery,the mausoleum of the Medici family in the Medici Chapel, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, The Piazza della Signoria. Festivals There are a wide range of fashion shows held in Florence in January, which can make finding hotel availability difficult during the show period. Otherwise, Florence holds any wonderful festivals throughout the year including the Scoppio del Carro or the explosion of the cart on Easter Sunday, which is really a firework display, but the atmosphere is tremendous. Calcio in Costume in June is a fun spectacle and a slightly different take on ‘Calcio’ or football! Alternatively, in September there is the Festa della Rificolana where children carrying candlelit lanterns converge on the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata to celebrate the eve of the birth of the Virgin Mary. The most notable festival in the area however, is of course the Palio in Siena, just south of Florence and easily reachable by train, which takes place in July and August. Early booking is essential. Gastronomy Florence is famous for its food, namely Bistecca alla Fiorentina and many grilled meats and game dishes, but of course it is the centre of the Chianti wine producing region and thereby has access to some of the most prestigious wines from Chianti and the hearty reds of Southern Tuscany. Olive oil is also in abundance here and is used with everything, from cooking to dipping and even tasting!

    Getting out and about

    The markets in Florence are great for browsing for leather bags and shoes, but be prepared to haggle the price, as these markets are now really geared up for tourists and you can end up paying more than you need to. Fiesole can be reach by train or bus and has lovely views of the city. The Boboli gardens are an enchanting place to spend a few lazy hours and can be reached on foot over the other side of the River Arno from the main sites. Hire a car and visit Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Chianti, Montepulciano, Perugia and many more fascinating mediaeval towns nearby.

    Travel arrangements

    How you get there British Airways has daily flights from London to Florence Peretola airport, or to Pisa. There is an excellent rail service from Pisa airport to Florence Santa Maria Novella station, which takes about 40 minutes or we can arrange a private car transfer. There is no need to hire a car in Florence as most of the key sites are within pedestrianized areas, but you may wish to hire a car to visit Tuscany and the surrounding areas.

  • Hotel Bernini Palace - Luxury holidays to Florence

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    The Bernini Palace is an elegant and historic hotel in the heart of Florence.

    Hotel Brunelleschi - Luxury holidays to Florence

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    Amid the narrow streets of Florence, the four-star Hotel Brunelleschi offers romance close to the city’s exqui

    Hotel Helvetia and Bristol - Luxury holidays to Florence

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    The five-star Helvetia and Bristol is an enchanting hotel in the centre of Florence.

    Hotel Lungarno - Luxury holidays to Florence

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    The Hotel Lungarno is a welcoming blend of traditional and contemporary on the Arno River in Florence.

    Relais Santa Croce - Luxury holidays to Florence

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    Relais Santa Croce is an opulent 5 star hotel in Florence with contemporary touches.
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