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Top hotels in Florence

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Laurus al Duomo
Hotel Laurus al Duomo
4 out of 5
Via Cerretani, 54r, Florence, FI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$112 per night from 20 Sep. to 21 Sep.
4.6/5Wonderful! (968 reviews)

"Nice Hotel,clean rooms and on the perfect location,litarelly 5mins walk to the Duomo"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep. 2020

Hotel Laurus al Duomo
Palazzo Alfieri Residenza d’epoca – Alfieri Collezione
Palazzo Alfieri Residenza d’epoca – Alfieri Collezione
Lungarno Corsini 2, Florence, FI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$149 per night from 29 Sep. to 30 Sep.
4.5/5Wonderful! (398 reviews)

"Location of the hotel was great. Breakfast spread was really good too!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

Palazzo Alfieri Residenza d’epoca – Alfieri Collezione
TSH Florence Lavagnini
TSH Florence Lavagnini
4 out of 5
Viale Spartaco Lavagnini 70 72, Florence
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$139 per night from 10 Oct. to 11 Oct.
4.5/5Wonderful! (572 reviews)

"We were nervous about travelling due to the Covid situation, however TSH made us feel welcome and safe, whilst making sure we could enjoy the facilities as much as possible. Book here with confidence"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

TSH Florence Lavagnini

Top activities in Florence

Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti
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Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti

AU$98
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch
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Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch

AU$110
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Florence: Skip-The-Line Accademia Gallery Tickets
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Florence: Skip-The-Line Accademia Gallery Tickets

AU$33
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend

Florence Holidays

Tuscany’s beautiful capital is renowned for its world-famous art, breathtaking architecture and effortlessly stylish inhabitants. Follow in the footsteps of Botticelli and Michelangelo as you discover one of the cultural treasure-houses of Europe. Explore ancient churches and historic galleries, shop for bargains in lively markets, sample tasty delicacies in friendly cafes and bars, treat yourself to the latest Italian designer fashions from chic boutiques, and immerse yourself in the Renaissance splendour of royal palaces and grand piazzas.

One of the iconic outlines on the Florentine skyline is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo), so head for the Piazza del Duomo and start your tour with a climb to the top of Brunelleschi’s fabled dome for a bird’s-eye view of the whole city spread out at your feet. You might be able to pick out some of the attractions you’ve yet to visit, such as the distinctive U-shape of the Uffizi Gallery (Galleria degli Uffizi), which houses masterpieces by world-famous artists including Botticelli, da Vinci and Titian, or the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge over the Arno River with its jumble of jewellers shops lining the sides.

Across the river lies the Pitti Palace (Palazzo Pitti), the former residence of the powerful and wealthy Medici family, where yet more artistic treasures await. Spend time viewing the Medici collection of works by Raphael, Caravaggio and other Renaissance painters before heading outside to admire the sculptures in the Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli), beautifully laid out in finest 16th-century Italianate style.

The Renaissance saw an unprecedented flowering of art and architecture, and no building sums up its unique design philosophy as strongly as the San Lorenzo Church (Basilica di San Lorenzo), which combined the talents of fabled Florentine architects Brunelleschi and Michelangelo in one of the oldest and largest ecclesiastical buildings in Florence.

No visit to the capital of Tuscany would be complete without sampling some of the region’s famous culinary specialities such as smoky prosciutto ham, tasty tomato soup flavoured with basil, fresh pasta or tender Florentine steaks, washed down with a nice bottle of local wine. When it comes to finding a restaurant, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this gourmet paradise.

The mild Mediterranean climate attracts visitors year round, although it can be a little quieter during the winter months. However, it makes sense to book tickets to the galleries, especially the popular Uffizi, in advance to avoid the queues and guarantee entry, particularly at peak times. The city is compact and most attractions are within a short walking distance from the centre. Public transport is excellent, with electric buses connecting all the major sites, but be warned – driving and parking in the congested, narrow streets is not for the faint-hearted!

Frequently asked questions

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Florence?
A: If you’re planning a trip to Florence, typically you’ll touchdown at Florence (FLR-Peretola). This terminal operates approximately 1,210 international flights each month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Florence?
A: Most travellers choose to stay in apartments when visiting Florence. But you don’t need to follow the crowd. You’ll also find hotels, bed & breakfasts and townhouses aplenty here, and they’re all available on Expedia.
Q: What does a Florence holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Hotels, cars, flights — and experiences and activities. Expedia has everything you need for the perfect holiday. Pick just one of these options or lock in one of our terrific travel packages. You’ve got the freedom and flexibility to customize your getaway to Florence exactly the way you like it.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Florence?
A: We’re going to let you in on a little secret — it’s all about bundling your holiday. By locking in your Flights, Hotels and Experiences via Expedia, you’ll pick up deals that you’ll want to brag about. It’s that easy. Not quite ready to select that hotel or car just yet? No problem. You can add them to your existing booking later on and still get access to great discounts. For example, how does up to 42% off selected hotels sound to you?