If you take Florence out of the Italian equation, you get a country with much less interest and charm. This is how it is when the urban history is interwoven over 2,000 years where stories, myths, art, architecture and culture come together to form an urban book region full of adventure and greatness, which places one of the most important cities of the modern era at the center of the Land of the Boot.
Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region and some see it as a window to the old world, the Renaissance, the sophisticated and the trailblazing. The one that is full of beauty and art, wonderful gems in each of the squares, extraordinary performances and impressive sites that you can’t help but admire. The city hosts every day a respectable amount of tourists from all over the world and provides interest and possibilities both for a trip of several days and for a one-day trip. Most of the sites are located in the old city area, so walking is easy and simple, but the hotels are located in all areas of the city and require a little deeper investigation of the ways of arrival and access.
Florence is not considered a particularly large city and most of its attractions and hotels are concentrated in the old city, so the visit will suit both those who come for two or three days, and those who spend one day here and continue to other destinations. There are close to 350 accommodation and hospitality complexes in the city, along with about 2,200 accommodation apartments! The result is a very wide range of accommodation and vacation solutions, for couples interested in a small and cheap room, for families looking for a clean and pleasant place with breakfast and for groups interested in a large number of rooms.
The almost unique disadvantage in Florence is its public transportation system, which does not go through the tourist sites or reach the old city, so those of you who are vacationing in a cheap hotel but further away will have to hire taxis or simply start walking (as long as it is still a reasonable walking distance). Cheap hotels are found in the area of the train station and the South Bank, although also near the airport you can find some of good quality and a fair price. Note that even hotels near the airport still won’t solve the problem of accessibility to the city center.
According to most of the recommendations of vacationers in Florence, it is better to rent an apartment than a hotel and cook independently (the San Lorenzo market is an excellent place to buy groceries!) or meet with the city’s restaurants. Those of you who would still prefer a hotel in the old city and near the various attractions, should also take into account the density and congestion that mainly characterize the Duomo square.