Where to Stay


St Regis
5 star
Address: Piazza Ognissanti, 1, 50123 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39 390 552 7161
Set near the river, this opulent luxury hotel is a 10-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella train station and 1.1 km from Florence Cathedral. Featuring antique furniture and crystal chandeliers, the plush rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus marble bathrooms. Upgraded rooms and suites add a range of extras, including butler service, sitting areas, extra bathrooms and city-view terraces. Amenities include an elegant fine-dining restaurant, a bar and a wine cellar. Afternoon tea is available for a fee, and there are wine and champagne tastings. There’s also a high-end spa.




The Westin
5 star
Address: Piazza Ognissanti, 3, 50123 Firenze, Italy
Phone: +39 055 27151
Overlooking Piazza Ognissanti, this refined hotel in a genteel building is a 7-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella church and an 11-minute walk from Ponte Vecchio bridge.  The elegant rooms and suites with chic Florentine decor feature Wi-Fi (fee) and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded quarters have Arno river views; some add balconies or terraces. Suites offer living areas; some add rooftop terraces. Room service is available.Amenities include an upmarket restaurant with a city-view roof garden, a wine cellar and a bar, plus a fitness room and breakfast.




Grand Hotel Cavour Firenze
4 star
Address: Via del Proconsolo, 3, 50122 Firenze, Italy
Phone:+39 055 266271
Set in a building dating back to 1280, this posh hotel is a block from art at the Bargello National Museum and a 5-minute walk from the Duomo di Firenze cathedral. It’s also 1.5 km from Santa Maria Novella train station. Polished rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Upgraded rooms offer city views. Room service is available. Amenities include a refined restaurant, a wine bar and a rooftop bar with cathedral views. The hotel also has a fitness room. Massages are available, and there’s a hammam (fee for use).