Residence La Contessina
Via Faenza, 71, Tuscany, 50123, Italy
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Florence, Italy (FLR)

This neatly appointed hotel features an array of simply furnished, individually styled studios and apartments complete with spacious living areas and some with full kitchens. Residing in the old town centre, the hotel is within walking distance of the medieval Ponte Vecchio and the intriguing Duomo Cathedral. The bar offers a superb selection of beverages, while the light-filled breakfast restaurant serves fresh local delicacies. There are numerous restaurants nearby for those seeking traditional local cuisine in the evening.

Why we recommend La Contessina

  • Apartment hotel located in old town centre
  • Near shops, attractions and train station
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • On-site bar
  • Family friendly

Attractions near La Contessina

A visual feast at the Medici Chapels

Dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries, the two Medici Chapels located at the Basilica San Lorenzo are a celebration of the artistic patronage and influence of one of Italy's best-known dynasties, the Medici Family, who dominated Florentine politics for centuries.

The chapels include the Sagrestia Nuova, designed by Michelangelo, and the Chapel of the Princes, which houses the tombs of six Medici Dukes. Popular for the opulent decor, it's the amazing collection of Michelangelo statues guarding the tombs that most people come here to admire.

Stroll to the Duomo

For a taste of Florence's old town, wander down to the Piazza del Duomo, located in the heart of the historic centre. The grand Piazza attracts droves of visitors, who come to marvel at the wondrous architecture and iconic Florentine landmarks that dominate this much-loved area.

The beautiful white, pink and green marble facade of the Duomo is truly mesmerising and perfectly complimented by the adjacent Giotto's Bell Tower; a genuine showpiece of Gothic Florentine architecture. If you've got a head for heights, climb the 400-plus steps to the top of the Bell Tower, where you're rewarded with unforgettable views over the historic centre and the surrounding city.

Facilities - General

Laundry serviceWheel chair access in hotel
Health club or gymDay spa
Parking cost applicable 

Facilities - Room

Microwave (some rooms)Refrigerator
Internet (wireless)Tea and coffee making facilities
Internet (common wireless)Non-smoking

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