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Tips on Florence accommodation

Tips on Florence Accommodation  Which type is best for you for your visit to Florence?

Tips on Florence Accommodation  

Which type is best for you for your visit to Florence?

Choose between hotels, B & B's, residences, places to stay, lodging, in Italy, Florence, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Rome, Venice, Amalfi Coast.... 

Florence is a very small city with most places of interest being easy to get to on foot if you stay in the historical centre. To save you time and make your choice easier, hotels, pensions, B & B’s and self-catering accommodations can be divided into the following simple categories:

Expensive!
 -   Five and Four star or equivalent accommodation, generally expensive
Moderate  -   Three star or equivalent accommodation, generally mid -price 
Budget    -   Two and One star or equivalent accommodation, generally budget price

Station Area (west of the old centre) Florence Italy
Very convenient location, very busy with lots of traffic, within fifteen minutes walk to all major sites, shopping and restaurants, most accommodation is placed here
Highlights in area: Easy access to all museums and sites in Florence

Old Centre Florence Italy  
The heart of the historical centre, in and near the restricted vehicle access zone making your stay more tranquil, within 15 minutes walk to all major sites, grand squares and palaces, famous outdoor cafés for people watching, dripping with history
Highlights in this area: Easy access all museums and sites in Florence

Oltrarno Area (south of the old centre) Florence Italy
The “left bank” of Florence. Lot’s of restaurants, artisans'  workshops, antique shops and more, lively night life, pretty piazzas, lovely river side walks and the famous Boboli gardens
Highlights in this area: Easy access all museums and sights

Fiesole (outside the historical centre - north) Florence Italy 
Small and pretty hilltop town within twenty minutes bus ride to Florence. Enjoy the  cafès, restaurants and ancient Etruscan and Roman ruins with an amphitheater, fabulous views of Florence
Highlights in this area: Restaurants, views of Florence, as above, 20 minute bus ride to old centre

Other Areas Outside the historical centre Florence Italy
Many accommodations are not located in the above areas but have been included because they have something special to offer.

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5 stars
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On 2014/07/20
Sara said:

excellent

Kane was a fabulous guide! He had an extensive knowledge of relevant historical fact and made the history of Florence come alive. It really helped having a native English speaking guide as we found other guides who had English as their second language were often difficult to understand. Thank you Kane!

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On 2014/05/26
Kaaren said:

EXCELLENT VENICE TOURS

The 4 Venice tours, Venice in one Glorious Day, are outstanding. We did 2 on Mon 5/12 and 2 on Wed 5/14. Jen was our fantastic guide for 2 of them. I don't remember the names of the other 2 Italian ladies, but they were also excellent & easy to understand.

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On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!

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On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!

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On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.

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On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.

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On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!

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On 2013/08/27
peter taylor said:

great

enjoyed tour,very informative and pleasant pace would reccomend

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On 2013/06/29
Studebaker Family said:

Perfect Morning in Tuscany was Truly Perfect

On our last day in Florence we wanted to go off the beaten path. This tour was perfect - hiking, history and beautiful scenery. We can't say enough about our tour guide Stefano - he was exceptionally knowledgeable, accommodating and very personable. By the end of the tour, we felt like we'd spent the morning with a friend. The tour included a delicious lunch at a villa with gorgeous views and great company. We highly recommend requesting Stefano for your tour and lunch.

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