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Why not look for accommodation in the shadow of some of the world's most beautiful religious architecture? In Florence, great works of art are everywhere and the history of poets, thinkers and dreamers makes this Italian city truly extraordinary. At, we have listed all of the city's best hotels, from the largest to the smallest, the most luxurious to the best bargains. Check out reviews from previous visitors, see photographs of each hotel and consult our maps to find out how close each establishment is to the main attractions. You will easily find the perfect place to stay with's expert help, so book early and secure great discounts on the finest hotels that Florence has to offer.

What's Santa Croce Like?

Santa Croce is one of the most magnificent churches in Europe, and is the burial place of some illustrious figures. Michaelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli are all interred there, making Santa Croce a place of pilgrimage which reaches beyond religion. Staying near Santa Croce means being right at the heart of Florence. The area is a few hundred metres from the world-famous Duomo, the Mercato Nuovo and the splendour of the Palazzo Pitti. You can wander through the Boboli Gardens at your leisure, see the extraordinary collection of art in the Uffizi Gallery or take a tour of churches like San Lorenzo that will leave you speechless. Walk by the Arno and see the unique Ponte Vecchio or sip espressos in the Piazza della Signoria and fancy yourself back in the Renaissance. You can even head to Tuscan destinations like Lucca for more jaw-dropping beauty, when you stay in hotels around Santa Croce, Florence.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Florence

Despite its Renaissance pedigree and the beauty of its buildings, Florence isn't a pretentious, unfriendly place at all. In fact, everyone should feel at home when dining out or visiting the attractions. Try to get off the tourist trail though, as the city has much to offer that guidebooks don't necessarily mention. Ask the locals about hidden treasures like the frescoes at San Miniato Del Monte, or the theatre-come-dining hall at the Teatro del Sale. The locals also love to enjoy the city's gardens and parks, so recharge your batteries and join them at beautiful spots like Cascine Park or the Torrigiani Gardens. You might also want to see the city from the river with an Arno Boat Tour, or take some recommendations and visit wineries in the hills. You might also meet some local football fans, as Florence (Fiorentina) are one of many teams with a grand history. Whatever you do, enjoy the magic of Florence with

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