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Historic Center of Florence, Italy

From series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Florence is one of the most adorable Italian city. It is known worldwide thanks to its unique architecture and historical landmarks. The historical centre of Florence is full of old churches and cathedrals. One of them is La Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore. The first cathedral has appeared there about thousand years ago. The cathedral that we see today is dated from the 13th century. The main peculiarity of the old cathedral is the old clocks. Its hands don’t work, as usual, they move in the reserved direction. This church’s clock has appeared in 1443 and work until now.

Historic Center of Florence, Italy Florence is also rich in luxurious palaces. One if the most famous is the Palazzo Vecchio. Since the 14th century, it doesn't change its original view. The palace is a home for a great number of hundreds of unique art items. Visitors can adore with wonderful 17th-century Gobelins, see the outstanding original antique furniture and wall and ceiling paintings that belong to the hand of the best Italian cher maitre.

Another name of Florence is ”the second Rome”. It has more unique historical things than the Eternal city. The Ufficio Gallery is the oldest European museum in the world. There you can see thousands of beyond price works of art. Visitors can adore wonderful antique full sculptures, Medieval Gobelins and portrait sculptures of Roman Emperors. The gallery’s decoration itself has huge artistic values. Next - Venice and its Lagoon


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ATM bankomat: 'Credem Banca' located in 0.43 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Florence Station Rental' is located in 0.62 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Parking Fortezza Fiera' in 0.37 km
Supermarket: 'Gimar38 Srl' in 0.32 km
Parking: 'Forte Dal Basso' in 0.28 km
Apotheek: 'Cecilia Miceli's Statuto Pharmacy' in 0.31 km
Police station: 'Florence Police Headquarters - Passport Office' in 0.36 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Dolci & Caffè srl' in 0.24 km
Railway station: 'Firenze Statuto' in 0.44 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Peretola Airport FLR - in 4 km
 »  Lucca Airport LCV - in 53 km
 »  Siena Airport SAY - in 58 km
 »  Galileo Galilei Airport PSA - in 69 km
 »  Forli Airport FRL - in 80 km
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Best hotels near Historic Center of Florence

Vipflorence

Located in 0 km from Historic Center of Florence
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Rooms: 5
Offering air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, apartments have a fully equipped kitchenette with oven and dishwasher. The private bathroom comes with bath … More: photo, rates and booking
Yome - Your Home in Florence

Located in 1 km from Historic Center of Florence
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Rooms: 4
The apartments are air conditioned and feature a living area with fully equipped kitchenette, plus a bathroom with toiletries and hairdryer. Studios … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa La Stella

Located in 2 km from Historic Center of Florence
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Rooms: 42
With air conditioning and a flat-screen TV, rooms have a private bathroom with shower and bidet. An extensive buffet-style breakfast is provided … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Tolomei Hotel&Resort

Located in 3 km from Historic Center of Florence
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Rooms: 32
Elegant and spacious, rooms at this restored Renaissance villa overlook the beautiful gardens. Each is air conditioned and features frescoed … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Basilica di Santa Croce
1 km - Basilica di Santa Croce
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Grotta Giusti
34 km - Grotta Giusti
Tourists who prefer recreation in picturesque areas can go to Tuscany. Here is a unique bath complex, which was opened in the natural cave of Giusti. Now it is a part of the infrastructure of the prestigious Grotta Giusti Resort Golf & Spa Tuscany. The depth of the …
San Gimignano
38 km - San Gimignano
The wonderful Italian town San Gimignano is very popular among tourists of Tuscany towns. This town began to flourish in the medieval period. Since that time, it has stayed practically unchanged. San Gimignano in 1990 was included in a list of the world UNESCO …
Old Town of San Gimignano
46 km - Old Town of San Gimignano
San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. It is one of the most beautiful and interesting towns in Tuscany. In 1990 its historical centre became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historical symbol of the city is a complex of …
Siena
51 km - Siena
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Fortezza Medicea Restaurant
53 km - Fortezza Medicea Restaurant
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Top destination around Historic Center of Florence - Florence

Hotel J and J is located in quite an unusual place – in the former 16th-century monastery. The boutique hotel is located on one of the most picturesque streets of Florence, Santa Croce. The hotel stores a large collection of priceless artworks. Besides antique furniture and paintings, guests of this hotel will see a collection of ancient vases and sculptures, luxurious carpets and mirrors in heavy wooden frames. Quite an interesting fact – only homespun fabrics were used in the design of guest rooms. Guests also have access to a charming inner yard.

During a stay at 1865 Residenza D'Epoca , travelers will feel privileged. As one can guess from its name, the opening of the hotel took place in 1865, so for more than a century and a half the hotel offers travelers to stay at its charming rooms with frescos on the ceiling. The décor of guest rooms is unique and dedicated to the most famous Italian writers. All rooms are distinguished by modern designer furniture and electronics, including a satellite TV. Every morning, American style breakfast is served in a luxurious hall. Fans of privacy will enjoy peaceful hours spent in the cozy library.
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