Hotel Florence Italy City Centre: Hotel in the Historic Center
The Botticelli Hotel in Florence centre is located in the heart of the city, in the strategic Via Taddea, very close to the most important historical, natural and artistic sites of the Tuscan capital.
This 4-star hotel is a concentrate of elegance and refinement. It is inside the Palazzetto già Serragli, a historic building dating back to the second half of the 16th century. It has numerous modern conveniences available for the public, while preserving all the atmosphere of an ancient era.
In fact, the hotel boasts numerous important elements: the ribbed vaults on the ground floor, the “kneeling” internal window with stone shelves and iron grate, the characteristic loggia on the second floor.
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Hotel in central Florence
The central location is ideal for the traveller who intends to spend a holiday of total relaxation and discovery of the city.
The hotel is close to the Uffizi Gallery: the famous Gallery is just one kilometre away and can be easily reached on foot.
Inside is the largest existing collection of Raphael and Botticelli. There are also numerous works by Giotto, Tiziano, Pontormo, Bronzino, Andrea del Sarto, Caravaggio, Durer, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci.
This collection comes from the Medici collections, enriched over time by bequests, exchanges and donations.
It is divided into various rooms arranged by schools and styles in chronological order. It boasts the world’s best collection of Florentine Renaissance artworks, with works ranging from the 12th to the 18th century.
Hotel near the Florence Cathedral
The location of the 4-star Botticelli Hotel in the centre of Florence allows you to quickly reach the Cathedral and admire the beauties that can be found inside, but not only that.
Among these, the Brunelleschi dome certainly stands out, the roof of the cathedral which still today is the largest masonry dome ever built.
Inside the Cathedral, on the other hand, it is possible to admire the largest surface ever decorated with frescoes: a good 3600 square metres completed by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari.
The façade of the Cathedral in polychrome marble, dating back to 1887 and the work of Emilio de Fabris, is the most important example of neo-Gothic style in Italy.
Hotel near the Boboli Gardens
Just over a 15-minute walk from the 4-star hotel in central Florence we find one of the most important historic parks in the city. The Boboli Gardens was born as the grand ducal garden of Palazzo Pitti and is an authentic open-air museum.
It is one of the best examples of an Italian garden in the world. It boasts a rich collection of sculptures, an extraordinary architectural-landscape setting and different types of environment.
The gardens were built between the 16th and 19th centuries by the Medici family and was later enlarged by the Habsburg-Lorraine and the Savoys.
They occupy an area of 45,000 square metres and boast paths, ponds, fountains such as that of Neptune and the Ocean. There are also nymphaeums, small temples and caves, like the famous one created by Bernardo Buontalenti. The statues and the various buildings are particularly important.
The terraced area is particularly suggestive: there, we can find the eighteenth-century pavilion of the Kaffeehaus, a rare example of rococo architecture in Tuscany, as well as the Limonaia, built by Zanobi del Rosso in the second half of the eighteenth century.
Hotel near Piazza Santa Croce
Just over a kilometre separates us from one of the main squares in the historic centre of Florence, dedicated to the Basilica di Santa Croce.
It was built during the thirteenth century and during the Renaissance it became the privileged location for jousts, parties, shows and popular competitions.
The famous Basilica of Santa Croce overlooks it; it is one of the largest Franciscan churches in Italy. Inside there are works by Giotto, sculptures by Benedetto da Maiano, Desiderio da Settignano and Canova. It is also the burial place of personalities such as Galilei, Foscolo, Michelangelo, Machiavelli.
The square, one of the unmissable destinations during a stay in a hotel in central Florence, is bordered by many important buildings, such as the Cocchi-Serristori, Casa Chiavacci, Casa del Diluvio, Palazzo di Maffeo Barberini, Casa Galilei, Casa Benvenuti Galletti, Palazzo Gargiolli, Palazzo Gherardi Borghini, Palazzo dell’Antella, Casa Bartolini Baldelli, Palazzo Bartolini Baldelli.
In front of the Basilica, we find the monument dedicated to Dante Alighieri and made by Enrico Pazzi in 1865.
Hotel near San Lorenzo market in Florence
Just 200 metres from the Botticelli Hotel is one of the historic markets of Florence, a fascinating place that boasts over 140 years of history.
The San Lorenzo Market is divided into two separate sections.
The indoor one is commonly known as the Central Market and is dedicated to food. It rises on two levels, inside a beautiful wonderful building in cast iron and glass.
On the ground floor we find butchers, fishmongers, fruit and vegetable stalls, small shops with local products such as olive oil, meat, cheese.
This section is open Monday to Friday 07.00 to 14.00 and Saturday 07.00 to 17.00.
The first floor is open 7 days a week, from 10.00 to 24.00. The 3,000 square metres of surface area host 500 seats and 12 stalls, each of which dedicated to an Italian speciality, such as cheese, Chianti, bakery products.
It is the ideal location if you want to taste some of the best Tuscan and Florentine freshly prepared specialities.
The outdoor section is open from Tuesday to Saturday and develops along the surrounding streets: here, you can find leather objects such as bags, belts, wallets and jackets, local artefacts, clothes, souvenirs of all kinds.