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Discover the Cradle of the Renaissance from a Privileged Position

In the historic center of Florence, a stone's throw from the main tourist attractions of the city, the boutique Hotel Home Florence is a privileged location to visit the "Cradle of the Renaissance", a true jewel of hospitality along the Arno river. With a pleasant and short walk to the historic center you can reach the most beautiful attractions of the city such as the Basilica of Santa Croce, Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Uffizi Gallery.

 

Florence is not only a place that hosts the greatest works of art, but rather Florence is already in and of itself a work of art, an open-air masterpiece. In its historic center it is still possible to relive the atmosphere of past times, to feel the flavors and smells of the genuine products from the past, as well as discovering the poetry of the great poets, writers and artists who in the course of history chose Florence as the protagonist for their works.

 

By staying in the historic center of Florence, the whole city will be at your fingertips. Whether you are visiting for a few days or for longer periods, the "Cradle of the Renaissance" will never cease to amaze you. Just after simply leaving the door of Hotel Home Florence you will be immersed in the magic of the Lungarno which, with a pleasant and short walk, will lead you to the heart of the historic center. Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and all the masterpieces of Florence frame Hotel Home Florence, creating a truly unique context for an unforgettable stay.

WHAT TO SEE IN THE CENTER OF FLORENCE

Here is a brief selection of some of the places not far from the hotel of historical, artistic and cultural interest that are not to be missed.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo)

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore is the third largest church in Europe, a true architectural masterpiece. The first stone of the façade was laid on 8 September 1296, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio who, simultaneously, coordinated the construction of Santa Croce and Palazzo della Signoria.

Distance from Hotel Home Florence: 1,5 km

Walking time: 15 minutes

 

Piazza della Signoria

The political heart of the city since the second century, Piazza della Signoria is visually overtaken by the splendid Palazzo Vecchio. The feature that makes the square unique is the flocking of statues, from the copy of Michelangelo's David to the imposing Loggia dei Lanzi which houses among others the "Perseus" by Benvenuto Cellini.

Distance from Hotel Home Florence: 1 km 

Walking time: 13 minutes

 

The Uffizi Gallery

Visiting the Uffizi Gallery is much more than visiting a museum. It is a journey through four centuries of art and an encounter with the greatest masters in all the history of painting. A visit not to be missed so that you can admire masterpieces such as the "Primavera" by Botticelli, the Tondo Doni by Michelangelo or Leonardo's “Annunciazione”.

Distance from Hotel Home Florence: 1km

Walking time: 13 minutes

 

The Bargello

The Museo Nazionale del Bargello is housed in one of the oldest Florentine public buildings and houses one of the largest collections of Italian Renaissance sculpture. Among the many artists present you can admire the extraordinary works of Giambologna.

Distance from Hotel Home Florence: 1 km

Walking time: 13 minutes

 

The Accademia Gallery

The Gallery of the Accademia of Florence, together with the Uffizi, is one of the most important museums in Italy. Visited by thousands of tourists throughout the year, it houses masterpieces such as the original David by Michelangelo, ‘I Prigioni’ or the Pietà Palestrina.

Distance from Hotel Home Florence: 1,7 km

Walking time: 20 minutes

 

Piazza Santa Croce

Santa Croce, located in the square of the same name, is the largest Franciscan church in the world. It dates back to the end of the 13th century when the Franciscans arrived in Florence. Towards the end of the 1200s, with the arrival of the faithful, they first built an outdoor square and then the beautiful church of Santa Croce.

Distance from Hotel Home Florence: 600 meters

Walking time: 5 minutes

 

Palazzo Pitti

The striking Palazzo Pitti rises above the Oltrarno district and offers a splendid and symbolic panorama of Florence. The Pitti family commissioned Brunelleschi to build the most magnificent and extensive palace in the city. In 1550 the palace was sold to the Medici family, making it the main residence of the powerful family.

Distance from Hotel Home Florence: 1,7 km

Walking time: 20minutes

 

Ponte Vecchio

Walking on the Ponte Vecchio is a truly unique experience that cannot be forgotten. One has the impression of reliving history, between captivating views of the Arno river and the picturesque goldsmith shops that still retain all the charm of the past.

Distance from Hotel Home Florence: 1,2 km

Walking time: 15 minutes