Historical routes

Historic Centre of Florence
World Heritage Site UNESCO

....and beyond the walls

  • The Medici Villas di Castello and della Petraia - The Villa di CastelIo was restored for Cosimo I de' Medici who commissioned Tribolo to design and build the beautiful Italian gardens. The interior of the Villa, headquarters of the Accademia della Crusca, is not open to the public. The Villa della Petraia is just a short distance away; the Medici ordered Buontalenti to remodel it in the 16th century. The villa, frescoed by Cosimo Daddi (1591-94) and Volterrano (1636-48) was the residence of King Vittorio Emanuele II during the 19th century.

  • Museo Stibbert - This museum contains the collections that Frederick Stibbert bequeathed to the city in 1906. The armor and weapons are the most outstanding items.

  • Parco di Villa Demidoff - The Villa Demidoff park is located at Pratolino, on the Via Bolognese. Little remains of the splendid villa that Buontalenti built for Francesco I de' Medici in 1575. The park, that has been completely restored, is open from April to October, and it is a wonderful place to visit outside the city. Giambologna’s monumental statue of the “Appennines” (1579-89) is an outstanding example of Florentine Mannerism.

  • Fiesole - Nestled on a hill overlooking the Arno valley, in a splendid panoramic setting, Fiesole dates back to ancient times as we can see from the vast archeological area with ruins of the Etruscan temple and walls, the Roman amphitheater and baths and the Museo Civico that contains many excavated items. The Gothic Cathedral of San Romolo (12th century) and the Basilica of Sant’Alessandro, the oldest in.the city, are places of interest. The Museo Bandini, with its collection of paintings by Italian artists from the 13th to 15th century and the Museo Primo Conti, with oils and drawings by the recently deceased Florentine artist, are both worth a visit.

  • Cenacle of San Salvi - What was once the refectory of the former Vallombrosian monastery of San Salvi contains Andrea del Sarto’s fresco of the “Last Supper” (1526-27).

  • Settignano - This is a small village that grew up on the hillside north east of Florence; it can be reached by bus or via a panoramic drive along the hills from Fiesole. Gabriele D'Annunzio lived here in the Villa la Capponcina; the gardens of the Villa Gamberaia are considered among the loveliest in Europe and offer unforgettable views of Florence.

  • Certosa del Galluzzo - Just 2 kilometers south of Florence rises the austere, fortress-like Certosa del Galluzzo. Founded by Niccolo Acciaiuoli in the 14th century to host young Florentines wanting to study the liberal arts, today it is inhabited by a group of Cistercian Benedictine monks. It contains several important artworks including five lunettes with “Scenes from the Passion”, frescoed by Pontormo (1523-25).

The splendour of Florence is also indebted to its capacity for accommodating its guests with possibility of choosing.

Florence accommodation in Hotel Farm House Farm Holiday Bed&Breakfast Camping Holiday Home Rooms for rent Residence Tourist Village Camp site.

Florence holiday in Hotel

Hotels Chianti Colli Fiorentini Wine Road
Hotels Tuscany Wine Roads
Hotel Roma
Hotel Casa del Lago
Hotel Casci
Marignolle Relais & Charme
Bed and Breakfast - Room rentals
B&B Casa di Barbano
B&B Cimabue 9
Bed and Breakfast Locanda dei Poeti
Bed & Breakfast Cavour 10
Marco Messini Assistenza Computers

  Hotel Abaco
  Hotel Accademia
  Alba Abbigliamento da lavoro
  Hotel Aldobrandini
  Hotel Alinari
  Hotel Aline
  Hotel Anna's
  Appartamenti Antica Sosta dei Viandanti
  Hotel Ariston
  Arredamento Antico
  B&B At Olga's House
  Hotel Aurora
  Hotel Azzi Locanda degli Artisti
  Hotel Balcony
  Ristorante Cantina Barbagianni
  B&B Abatjour
  B&B Antica Dimora Firenze
  B&B Antica Posta
  B&B A Teatro
  B&B Borgo Ponte dell'Asse
  B&B Canto de' Nelli
  B&B Christy's
  B&B Cimatori Guest House
  B&B Dei Mori
  B&B Florence Old Bridge
  B&B Galileo 2000
  B&B Ghiberti Tourist House
  B&B Giglio Bianco
  B&B Guest House Ridolfi
  B&B Il Camino delle Fate Rosa
  B&B Il Marzocco
  B&B La Terrazza su Boboli
  B&B Le Cannelle
  B&B Le Tre Stanze
  B&B Old Florence Inn
  B&B Relais Il Campanile
  B&B Repubblica
  B&B Residenza Giotto
  B&B Residenza Giulia
  B&B Residenza Manzoni
  B&B Residenza Santo Spirito
  B&B Soggiorno Petrarca
  Hotel Benvenuti
  Hotel Boccaccio
  Hotel Bonifacio
  Agenzia Immobiliare Brandaglia
  Hotel Bretagna
  Hotel Burchianti
  Caffè Concerto
  Hotel Carolus
  B&B Casa Pucci
  Hotel Centrale
  Albergo Cinzia
  Cittadella Residence
  Hotel Colomba
  Costa San Giorgio Apartments
  Hotel Crocini
  Danny Rock Beer & Food
  Ristorante Pizzeria da Tito i Peccati di Gola - da Tito il Sesto Girone - da Tito i Setti Peccati
  Del Colletto Catering
  Hotel Delle Camelie
  Hotel Derby
  Hotel Eden
  Hotel Europa
  Hotel Westin Excelsior
  Hotel Pensione Ferretti
  Hotel Ferrucci
  Antiquario Fine Secolo
  Hotel Fiorita
  Firenze Suite
  Florence Luxury Apartments
  Hotel Giotto
  Hotel Globus
  Hotel Goldoni
  G. Ugolini Mosaici Artistici
  Pelletterie Guido Longinotti
  Harry's Bar
  Residence Hilda
  Ristorante Il Bargello
  Il Bronzetto
  Ristorante Il Cantinone
  Ristorante Il Cibreo
  Il Frantoio delle Grazie
  Ristorante Il Gourmet
  Hotel Il Granduca
  Erboristeria Inglese
  Residenza d'Epoca I Parigi
  Hotel Kraft
  La Bankarella Abbigliamento
  Ristorante Pizzeria La Bussola
  Residence La Contessina
  Ristorante La Focaccia
  Hotel La Gioconda
  La Martellina Bed & Breakfast
  Ristorante La Nandina
  Hotel La Noce
  La Residenza del Proconsolo
  Ristorante La Spada
  Ristorante Le Botteghe di Donatello
  Agriturismo Le Macine
  Ristorante Leo in Santa Croce
  Hotel Leopolda
  Villa Le Rondini
  B&B Le Stanze dei Medici
  Hotel Lido
  Hotel Loggiato dei Serviti
  Tenuta Lonciano
  Hotel Malaspina
  Palazzo Mannaioni Residence
  Hotel Margaret
  Hotel Marine
  Massimo Autonoleggio
  Hotel Mearini
  Grand Hotel Minerva
  Hotel Mirage
  Hotel Monna Lisa
  Hotel Morandi alla Crocetta
  Ristorante Natalino
  Trattoria Nella
  Niccoli Bottega del Ferro Forgiato
  Hotel Nizza
  Ristorante Pizzeria Ostaria dei Centopoveri
  Ristorante Osteria N. 1
  Hotel Pensione Ottaviani
  Palazzo Belfiore Residence
  Hotel Palazzo Guadagni
  Hotel Palazzo Vecchio
  Hotel Panorama
  Passamaneria Toscana
  Pestelli Gioielli
  Podere La Valle
  Azienda Agricola Podere La Valle
  Villa Poggio Sanfelice
  Hotel Porta Faenza
  Hotel Porta Rossa
  Hotel Principe
  Quadra Key Residence
  Hotel Regina
  Galleria Romanelli
  Hotel San Lorenzo
  Hotel San Marco
  Hotel Savonarola
  Sbigoli Terrecotte
  Scuola Leonardo da Vinci
  Restauri D'arte Silvia Mangionello
  Palazzo Tolomei
  Trattoria Antico Fattore
  Trattoria Enzo e Piero
  Trattoria Mamma Gina
  Tropos Club Palestra Piscina Centro Benessere
  Hotel Ungherese
  Hotel Universo
  Universo Immobiliare
  Hotel Varsavia
  Hotel Versailles
  Hotel Villa Betania
  Grand Hotel Villa Cora
  Hotel Villa il Castagno
  Hotel Villa Liberty
  Hotel Ville sull'Arno
  Villa Volsanminiato
  Youth Firenze 2000