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Florence: Where to stay

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  • A stay in Florence won't come cheap, but you can find good value for money
  • Opulent hotels in the center of town suit those demanding a stylish sojourn
  • Apartments and hostels offer a cheaper option
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A stay in Florence won't be easy on your wallet. But pick with care, and you can still get a good bang for your buck.

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A stay in Florence may take up the lion's share of your budget

If you're looking for historic opulence smack-bang in the center of Florence, the Hotel Helvetia and Bristol on the Palazzo Strozzi hits the spot. Equally central, but tucked away on a sidestreet, is the Ferragamo family's Gallery Hotel Art, a swish boutique hotel that's as effortlessly stylish as its owners.

Central, charming but more modestly priced, Johanna & Johlea own a set of sweetly furnished family-run guesthouses. Those on a budget should check out Il Ghiro, a reasonably priced, and reasonably central, hostel.

More independent travelers might want to rent an apartment -- Pitcher Flaccomio has a good central selection, while Relais Piazza Signoria offers simple, modern apartments.


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