Piazza Santa Maria Novella 20, Florence, Tuscany, 50123, Italy | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Historic District/City Center area of Florence, is near Church of Santa Maria Novella, Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo Strozzi, and Festa di San Giovanni.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Florence

    A taste of Tuscany

    A travel blog entry by mitchdee07 on May 30, 2014

    33 photos

    ... This sloping, fan-shaped public square is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall), with the unmistakable Torre del Mangia, a 300-foot-tall tower rising by its side.

    Twice each year, for the past 600-years, the peace and tranquility of this square turns into mayhem, when the Palio di Siena is held. Ten horses and bareback riders, dressed in the appropriate colors of the city ward (“contrada”) each one represents, make a mad dash around the square in ...

    Religion, Food and Art

    A travel blog entry by nannakez on May 02, 2014

    5 comments, 35 photos

    ... The restaurant and cooking school is called Zeppelin. Lorenzo made pasta and he was very entertaining. We had antipasti to start, his pasta for main and a beautiful dessert made of custard, marscapone and chocolate crumbs in masala. Along with the red wine and the coffee we were all ready for a siesta. I have been to Orvieto before with Katrina and I was hoping to show Andrew the magnificent duomo but Joey didn't think we would ...

    Chooooo Choooooo

    A travel blog entry by shaeshae88 on Aug 04, 2013

    1 comment

    ... by a high wall and had a few forts for look outs. We had half an hour to explore and I walked around with a a hazelnut and coconut gelati checking out the buildings and the shops.

    Our second stop was the much larger Siena. This is one of the optional stops on the Busabout loops and once we arrived there I kicked myself for not opting to stay. I really loved the vibe of the city. It was a lot bigger than I had expected and the alleyways were cool and ...


    A travel blog entry by mitchpayne on Jun 26, 2013

    28 photos

    ... and baby Jesus. After this we grabbed a roast beef Panini and headed off to destination #2, the museum of Acc’adamia. This where Michelangelo’s famous sculpture “David” is housed. We payed another 20euro for entry and queue skipping. There is not a lot to the museum apart from David. Its just lucky that he alone is worth the ticket price, its pretty amazing the level of detail and life likeness that is achieved with the sculpture. I read that a famous artist ...

    Sunday is a twofer day

    A travel blog entry by vannstravel on Sep 23, 2012

    1 comment, 8 photos

    ... a "prego" off he went. What came back was one glass of water and one glass of red wine. We smiled and said no...half liter...mezzo! He smiled, went away and some long time later came back with a giant liter of water (still) thank God and a huge liter of red wine...yikes...now what, oh well, just drink up I'm sure we'll find a toilet later. We already knew they only had a Turkish toilet and if that sounds ...